I read the 1st sentence and couldn't read any more!
What, my sentence, or the first sentence of the article?
All I can say is these (ultra rich) guys had better be careful. Conspicuous consumption is one thing. But begging for a bail out of the company you have just run into the ground with poor planing and bad decisions, is one thing. But in the process of doing so, spending thousands of company dollars on corprate jets, and first class hotel accommodations, which will eventually have to be paid for by those poor middle class masses your company is screwing on a daily basis with cars that break down, and loans that are all win-win for your company and loose-loose for the customer. All this after laying off tens of thousands of those poor would be consumers shows these guys have no clue. They are so far into themselves they can't see that doing things like this in this economic climate is going to create anger and even riots.
This isn't quite at the level of the people of the Philippines ousting the Marcos government and, when they got into the Marcos mansion they found tens of thousands of shoes bought by Imelda Marcos, most probably worn once and forgotten, many never worn at all, while not thousands, but millions of the Filipinos starved and went without clothes and shoes or a roof over their heads.
It's not at that level, but it's getting there.