“There is nothing that sets a nation back as far in civilization as prosperity.” – Will Rogers, 2 April 1933
Yeah Will, prosperity does seem to bring out the animal in many of us. Just look at the Robber Barons of the early 20th century for evidence of that. Heck, you don’t even have to look that far back, just look at the 1%ers now who will do just about anything to maintain their wealth. Prosperity brings out the best in a few but the worst in others.