One Rich guy warns other rich guys that the pitchforks are coming, but I don't think that is what will happen, or at least that's not what they should be worried about. I'm in Canada, I've spent some time in South America, and the US. The shocking thing in South America is the level of security needed. Every house had an 8' high fence around it, every store had a guard with a shotgun in it. I just thought this was because people down there stole more, but now I don't think that's the problem. It's not a culture of thieves, it's communities of people stealing to live because they have no better options.
I think a lot about happiness and conflict, and Canada is constantly compared to the US, and I was wondering why American's seem more cutthroat than Canadians, and I think it could be our free health care. It's not just free health care, it's peace of mind, it's knowing that you aren't likely to go bankrupt by illness. I couldn't imagine the toll it must take on people to worry about being able to pay for health care or the ability to take care of your family.
So to get back to my point, issues like inequality may not look like they impact the ones on the wealthy side, but it does. It impacts your ability to feel safe, to enjoy your wealth. And I don't think pitchforks will be coming, I think it will be more like hacked emails or weaponized drones or weaponized autonomous cars. Attacks are probably going to go virtual, and if not virtual they could send in robots. You might not think the resourceless can do this, but you should see the TED talks about the kids in India that learned how to hack computers with operating systems in languages they don't even speak, simply by trial and error.
Think about it, and think about what else should be thought of like Ebola so that we wipe out the extreme cases before it's too late.