Bloomberg carried the following article about wealthy US “tech titans” plotting bolt holes in New Zealand to escape the Zombie Apocalypse.
“If you’re the sort of person that says ‘I’m going to have an alternative plan when Armageddon strikes,’ then you would pick the farthest location and the safest environment — and that equals New Zealand if you Google it,” former Prime Minister John Key said in a phone interview.
“It’s known as the last bus stop on the planet before you hit Antarctica,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of people say to me that they would like to own a property in New Zealand if the world goes to hell in a handbasket.”
I am reminded of Jared Diamonds comments about the actions of the elites that benefit themselves, but harm the rest of society–this is only possible if the elites are insulated from the effects of their own actions, such as by “living in gated communities and drinking bottled water.”