In many western societies, particularly in the US, the extreme wealthy are looked upon with respect and awe. You do not have to create anything- a product or service; anything to benefit human kind... You simply have to acquire massive amounts of wealth through investing or taking advantage of weakness, and you are treated as an Oracle or deity.
For example, Warren Buffett, an 80yr old man with a net fortune of over $50 billion who still invests because he has nothing else productive going on in his life. Normally an obsessive-complusive with zero interests outside of making money would be looked upon as a sad, pathetic creature. But in the 21st century world of finance, the same man is given international respect and an open door access to many world leaders.
An investor has no loyalty to anyone or anything- not country nor community
And yet all nations cater financial conditions to the Investor's benefit.
It frollicks where it can profit- stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, treasuries... and hopscotches to something else the moment a better opportunity shows itself. It cares nothing for people or nations...
Investors are parasites.. like a tick or a leech. It sucks financial 'blood' from nations and markets then moves on to another juicier buying opportunity.
The global financial crisis which started in 2008 was caused by Investors.
And all the economic misery is a result of them not taking any financial losses; being protected 100 cents on the dollar by all the major global economies. It is why nations impose austerity upon its people.. why taxes go up while wages and social programs go down.. Why prices of food and oil rise causing riots and revolutions in some nations.. And it is you & I who are to suffer and will continue to suffer as a result.
And that is the inconvenient truth the media doesn't desire you to know.