This is something I have been talking about now for almost three years. The realization was a logical outcome of following the critiques of Serge Latouche, Michel Foucault and a few others. I am not quite sure why more academics who think about this have not gone the full distance with what globalization means if it veers toward technoscientific colonialism if not out right neo-feudalism.
Our plutocracy now lives like the British in colonial India: in the place and ruling it, but not of it. If one can afford private security, public safety is of no concern; if one owns a Gulfstream jet, crumbling bridges cause less apprehension – and viable public transportation doesn’t even show up on the radar screen. With private doctors on call, who cares about Medicare?