This video clip from the BBC has to be the best example of the sick mentality of U.S. millionaires & billionaires currently available. "Google professor David Cheriton warns over US economy" shows the smug, self-satisfied, even whimsical Stanford computer scientist and mentor to the founders of the Google corporation musing about the tragic fate of the American people. He describes them as benighted passengers on an airplane that is about to crash. The only solution for the poor devils is to slash government spending on services that sustain their way of life. Along the way he heartily endorses the need to move private investment massively offshore as way to further his self-fulfilling prophecy.
The video is the spitting reality of global plutocracy now vividly on display in the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. I suppose Prof. Cheriton's views reflect the current version of Google's fabled philosophy: "Don't be evil."