This author give us a well-documented and concise update on some of the evolving characteristics of the One Percent (actually .01 of the 1%). His assembled evidence confirms my view that they are assuming a trans-national based class identity, and at the same time becoming even more insular with regard to other people in general.
As they accumulate more and more wealth, the very rich have less need for society. At the same time, they've convinced themselves that they made it on their own, and that contributing to societal needs is unfair to them. There is ample evidence that this small group of takers is giving up on the country that made it possible for them to build huge fortunes.Of course, this liberal view ignores the system (after all, "there is no alternative"!) created by the ancestors of this socioeconomic class that made their fortunes possible. Capitalism is a system that established individual "owners" of an economy that is primarily social in nature, gave the "owners" the right to appropriate as much wealth as they could through the exploitation of slaves, wage-workers, and the environment, and gave them the right to pass on this wealth down to succeeding generations of their families.