Nowadays, there is an increasing interest in buying bulletproof home shelters. Specially built and equipped homes are not just the need of famous individuals anymore. The prognosis about potential civil unrest is the reason why wealthy people now want safe houses as well.
Bulletproof rooms with dimensions 8 feet by 12 feet are enough for the elite to feel protected.
As Tom Gaffney, the president of Gaffco Ballistics, a company which installs safe rooms in New York City noticed, they are concerned not just about their personal safety, but about their fortune as well.
Thanks to these new circumstances and new demand for the expensive high end systems, Gaffney’s business is expanding.
Security rooms are installed to protect personal possessions and the physical safety of the owner, in case of an unexpected economic collapse. Some people go a little bit further, and install safe rooms that can protect them even from extreme cases, such as chemical and nuclear attacks.
In an attempt to insure their belongings and lives, in the case of the worldwide conflict, rich people even buy properties on distant locations, for example in New Zealand.
Rich people are aware of widening wealth inequality and their safety measures are their response to the potential threats, according to economist Robert Johnson, who is the president of the Institute of New Economic Thinking, founded by billionaire George Soros. Soros is also funding the Black Lives Matter movement.
Safe and distant locations are ideal places for rich people to live and store their fortune.
In addition to this increasing concern about the future, people don’t trust governments in their countries. This is the case in the U.S. as well as in other western countries. Corruption, social alienation, and lack of community are just some of the actual problems and potential triggers of additional problems.
The differences between the rich and the poor are obvious, and the worldwide inflation created by Keynesian central bank money printing caused the drop in real wages. The U.S. government was not able to fund social programs, which may result in the seizure of private pension funds.
The drop in real wages might cause the alienation of the younger generations, whose lifestyle is based on the consumer culture.
If we add police brutality and a growing sense of injustice to all previously mentioned, civil unrest is a certain outcome. As economist Martin Armstrong predicted, 2016 might be a very turbulent year in the United States.