Monday, February 13, 2012

The new fear

Few of the rich seem to have made any significant changes in their daily lives. Rather than downsizing their lifestyles in regards to the Occupy Movements criticism the 1% are “spending more money on protecting their homes,” said Paul M. Viollis Sr., the chief executive of Risk Control Strategies, a security advisory firm based in New York City, whose clients have an average net worth of more than $100 million.

Since the Occupy protests began, Viollis said, his clients — many of them high-level financial executives — have noticed an increase in “harassment” in, for example, emails and phone calls saying, in essence, “I lost my job, so who the hell do you think you are having a bonus like this?” In response, he said, demand for bodyguards, security-trained drivers, home security guards and other personal protection quadrupled from the beginning to the end of 2011.

A spectre is haunting America's wealthy.

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