Disclaimer....this is not about "class-warfare"....it is about "class-funfare"
The point is simply....there has to be plenty of hmmm....intelligent, daring, charismatic, photogenic, gameful megamillionaires out there that....if given the chance..... would love to be on a TV show to really flex their
bank accounts.... compete with each other on a national or even global stage......
They are out there....and my bet is they need a break from their corporate meetings....their $10,000 a plate dinners.
The facts are staggering....a matter of sheer statistics and the general momentum of money going to the top.
In the US, it has been estimated that the top 1% control up to 50 Trillion Dollars. Donald Trump made a quick bid for president the last go around and said....why not impose a one time 10% tax on the ultra rich..... it could pay off the entire 5 Trillion (now 6 Trillion) total debt. A "good investment in America"...he called it. 2 weeks later....he disappeared of course. But this was just a bad idea....not any indication of what could be accomplished with a creative TV show.
Lotterys alone create at least 1000 new megamillionaires a year in the US (check that). They should be willing participants. Studies show they are often perplexed as far as what as to do with such new found wealth. Often they become depressed. The dream of being on a TV show could represent hope for these people.
Don't get me wrong....I personnally believe that there's no problem with having "most" of the money at the top. This is not to try to undue that delicate balance.
So what if ultimately we all just rent space and have a credit card. Hopefully we'll be happy consumers. That's not necessary a bad scenario.
BTW.....I'm saving quite a few nik-naks.....and anticipate a day when back issues of hot rod magazine should bring a pretty penny.
No..we can all rest assured that in the "free world" there are checks and balances which thwart the taking away of our most dear freedoms....our ability to go to work....our ability to buy whatever music we want....etc. Try charging us $100 for a 6 pack of beer....just try it. Such "thresholds of pain" our universally built into free enterprising systems and constantly protect us.
But I digress. Why not have fun in the process....and possibly get a "kick back" for the consumer? It gives me pins and needles to think of a show where Billionaires who truly have no idea what to do with their money play for high stakes.
Even after the advertisers are paid, the hotel bills, limos etc....there should be plenty of money making potential to build 1000s of Disneylands throughout the world....and one could be in your neighborhood.
Yes of course there's a catch 22 that once all the money comes rolling in.... decisions would have to be made on what to do with it.
One shouldn't adversely critique the idea based on that premise when simple solutions such as random dumping of money out of a C-130 could be the answer.
Remember the recent concept.... "The rich guy pick pretty girl pagent"....well that never worked out...although the producers generally had the right idea. Problem as I see it was... no challenge to seriously risk money was involved...although it demonstrated the nail biting potential of what is possible. Maybe it could be incorporated somehow as a consolation prize.....
Some basic research should be done....an investigative survey...just to find out how game these people really are.