elijah, that is what I have been saying, no middle class then there is no way for the rich to make money! They need to sell there products to someone and if the world only has poor people then there is no market.
The elite would just leave to an island some were and live there but they have never let there wealth be drained by taxes since all they do is pull the prices up on what the sell. So if there is no money to be made they leave.
Many have been doing that already.