Tragedy has hit the upper levels of our society today as the economic crisis has caused many of the rich to lose their cushion of poor people that protected them from having to experience the basics of life. Many of the rich now have to polish their own silverware, trim their own gardens, do their own sewing due to their staff having starved to death or not having the money or transportation to even get to work.
"Ever since our maid has had to live in her car that doesn't run, our place has gotten so dirty!" stated Ima Bittcher, female heir to a paper clip dynasty. "How can we ever have parties with the place looking like this?"
Financiers have also felt squeezed as many small investors whose money they used to use to pad themselves with against big loses no longer have access to the Internet or to phones due to being homeless. "When the big drop of the '90's happened I barely felt it because we passed all the trouble on to the little guys. Now they are all gone and I'm getting eaten alive!" complained Pen E. Savd. "How can I make any money when there aren't any schmucks to fall back on?"
In some gated communities and wealthy neighborhoods rich people are stockpiling and freezing dead poor people in case the situation severely worsens and there is a food crisis.