Re: (Optional) Tsk you humans
So maybe extrem e wealth implied a longer lasting relationship with the environment capable of sustaining life for generations rather than a magpie habit of putting stuff (usually non-perishable?) in safe places?
Superior new age eco bullshit of impeccable pedigree.
People may have reached the healthy age of 40-50.
They still had to pay the taxman or hide the little they had from his prying eyes. While the leader of state and his sycophants accumulated gilded stuff on which to sit on.
It has always been thus.
a magpie habit of putting stuff (usually non-perishable?) in safe places?
Not very skilled in economics either. This is called "saving". It is what causes investments to happen. Unless (like now) financial repression goes full out like what happens currently (and happend in the roman empire a bit before the crash).