How many superyachts the size of apartment buildings can one person own? How many private jets? How many mansions? All that money creates an explosion of trinkets and possessions they can’t possibly use or consume, yet the megarich refuse to give them up. Perhaps a better way to think about this obsessive accumulation of wealth is to acknowledge what it really is: hoarding.
This is how I feel about excessive wealth. How much money can one person spend, and why is there are dire need to earn so much in the first place? Why doesn’t ever occur to pass the wealth down to employees and offer competitive benefits? This hoarding is indeed a problem and it goes right along with the other personality disorders many of these people have. We overlook their behavior, rewarding them with titles like geniuses, generous, and smart. If these hoarders obsessions were killing women and collecting women’s underwear, we’d call them something else and label them bad/evil. We’d want them locked up and put on a registry.
Money and wealth makes us overlook hoarding disorders.
The problem really isn’t the money hoarders, it’s the blind consumers who allow these people to get away with such behaviors. It’s the business community and our government who rewards such obsessive behaviors. It’s all of us who continue to help these people get rich no matter what. We make these greedy monsters, and we can break them.