I feel the same revulsion when I think of Dubai etc, eg the exploitation of "guest" workers, more like slaves, many of whom have been involved in the construction of grandiose but potentially lethal high-rise death traps, coated with flammable material . I try not to fly Emirates.
I have been in opulent places before, but have never felt as strongly repulsed. But I feel the same way when I think of Joe Hockey (and his partner's) fortune .. I think such inequality is truly wrong (I also think this about Kathy Jackson and her partner, even though I used to admire her.)
There is a profoundly disturbing disconnect between haves and have nots. As the "haves" get more out of touch, do they think they can move to another planet when this one becomes too hot and strange?Spring in December in NYC is beautiful and alluring, but so was inspecting the receding sea bed before the tsunami. Perhaps dangerous climate change starts at 1 degree, not two. And two degrees could occur by 2036.
Happy New Year!