Man Flies Family and Two Nannies on a Private Jet to Davos, Where He Says Our 'Lifestyle Expectations Are Far Too High'

Jeff Greene has a vision.


Here's how a Bloomberg dispatch from Davos begins:

Davros in Davos
World Economic Forum/Annette Boutellier

Billionaire Jeff Greene, who amassed a multibillion dollar fortune betting against subprime mortgage securities, says the U.S. faces a jobs crisis that will cause social unrest and radical politics.

"America's lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence," Greene said in an interview today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "We need to reinvent our whole system of life."

Three paragraphs later:

Greene, who flew his wife, children and two nannies on a private jet plane to Davos for the week…

[via Lachlan Markay]

Addendum: Whoops! I see Nick already blogged this. Well, here's your chance to talk about it again.

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  1. Wasn’t this posted yesterday?

    And yes, he’s just another hypocritical, left-wing moonbat.

    1. Meh, calling out hypocrits can be fun, but it usually leaves me feeling like I’m in the 99%’rs camp, which I refuse to be confused with. I’d much rather just call out their proposals for what they are and leave the hypocrisy to the low-info set.

  2. You know who else wanted to “reinvent our whole system of life”…

    1. NIXON?!?!

    2. General Electric?

    3. Rob Reiner?

    4. Gary Null?

    5. NIXON?!?! AGAIN?!??

    6. Idc what anyone says. It’s always Hitler.

    7. Victoria’s Secret

  3. In the absense of morning links, I’ll post this here.

    Bill attempts to set up a procedure for police to challenge Laurie List status.

    Under Senate Bill 72, law enforcement officers on the “Laurie List” of officers whose past conduct undermines their credibility as trial witnesses would ask a judge to determine if the information should be given to a defendant.

    Prosecutors have to provide the defense with any exculpatory evidence that would allow the defense to question the officer’s reliability as a witness under a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

    Bill opponents, which include the Attorney General’s Office, defense attorneys, the American Civil Liberties Union and the N.H. police chiefs association, said the process would interfere with a criminal proceeding, although they agreed there should be some standardized procedure and a way for officers to appeal being placed on the list.

    The bill’s prime sponsor, Sen. Sharon Carson, R-Londonderry, told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday the bill establishes a procedure, but does not take away a defendant’s rights or protect bad cops.

    1. Sorry, blatant violation of due process. Its exculpatory evidence. The accused gets it. Period.

  4. But seriously, no A.M. links?

  5. All of them together on one jet, and not taking individual planes, is proof they’ve reined in their lifestyle expectations

    1. Works best if operated by Malaysian Air.

    2. God forbid a Top.Man. should have to travel in First Class on a commercial flight where he would be forced to rub elbows with the hoi polloi and maybe get measles or ebola or listen to some pissant millionaire natter on about his 50′ yacht and the time he shook hands with Hillary and Bill at a fundraiser in Hollywood.

      1. Wouldn’t even acknowledge someone with only a 50 footer.

  6. Re: alt-text…Cripes, Kissinger looks about the same shape as a Dalek!

    1. Didn’t Kissinger start getting noticed about the same time Doctor Who went on the air?

  7. Aw fuck it. I’m spamming my lynx here. Hope I don’t get any in anyone’s hair.

    1. This lack of Mourning Lynx is unacceptable.

  8. Come here, you swine! Comical footage shows police officers battle to control unruly pig after it escapes onto residential Missouri street

    The animal refuses to co-operate with the officers as they try and contain it
    The amusing footage was captured by Wildwood resident Graham Howatt
    Belligerant pig was believed to have escaped from a neighbouring property
    Pair finally manage to contain the animal after it ran amok on the sidewalk

    Surprised they didn’t shoot it.

    1. They are reluctant to shoot one of their own.

      1. Ha! Didn’t think of that!

  9. ‘You don’t do a handicapped person like that’: California police probe officer’s shove of man in wheelchair
    Authorities are investigating an altercation between a police officer and a man in a wheelchair that was captured on video and circulated online
    A police officer is seen in the video apparently trying to push the man, DeVaughn ‘Bo’ Frierson, and his wheelchair off the curb of a sidewalk
    The wheelchair almost tips over, but it remained upright and a seat belt kept Frierson in his chair
    The San Francisco police officer can be heard complaining on the video that the wheelchair ran over his foot.

    To serve and protect.

    1. What, his foot?

      1. “Hoof.” Ran over his hoof.

  10. Leather-clad Monica Lewinsky steps out in London in head-to-toe black to attend the screening of a political satire

    Sucks the president’s dick and is doomed to be single for life. If I was capable of sympathy I might feel sorry for her.

  11. ‘He smelled bad’: Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler talks about Shia LaBeouf’s hygiene in controversial Elastic Heart video

    He does look hygienically challenged.

  12. All aboard the ‘Lolita Express’: Flight logs reveal the many trips Bill Clinton and Alan Dershowitz took on pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet with anonymous women
    Flight logs for Jeffrey Epstein’s private plane dubbed the ‘Lolita Express’ were published for the first time on Thursday
    They show that former President Bill Clinton boarded the plane with women believed to have been involved in creating underage sex slave ring
    Alleged victim Virginia Roberts says she was recruited as a slave when she was 15, and that she was forced to have sex with both Prince Andrew and Harvard law profession Alan Dershowitz
    The latter, she says, molested her mid-flight on the private jet
    Both the Duke of York and Dershowitz have fiercely denied their involvement in the ring


    1. That’s something you will only read in British papers.

    2. recruited as a slave


    3. she was forced to have sex with both Prince Andrew and Harvard law profession Alan Dershowitz

      It’s so cute when the Mail tries to compose a coherent sentence.

    4. Why do they get to have all the fun…?

  13. EXCLUSIVE: Bronx woman, 67, says she was tossed in jail for calling 311 too much
    Arles Cepeda, who lives in Castle Hill Houses, will file a federal lawsuit Friday against the NYPD after she says she was arrested and thrown in a cell for calling 311 to report drug deals and building conditions. She called the city hotline 44 times during a stretch of 15 months.

    See something. Say something. Or something.

  14. Pictured: The moment the burial mask of Tutankhamun was hastily reattached with GLUE leaving it permanently damaged because curators used the wrong kind of adhesive to fix the ‘beard’
    The braided gold beard on Tutankhamun has been permanently damaged
    Curator used glue to stick it back on after it was damaged during cleaning
    However, museum staff have confirmed it was the wrong type of adhesive
    The famous death mask now shows a gap between the face and beard
    Dry epoxy on the mask was scraped off, leaving permanent scratch marks


    1. Top Men.

    2. Damaged, no longer collectible, unless it has original box.

  15. I’m done.

      1. Q) Do you smoke after sex?

        A) I dunno. Never looked.

  16. “We need to reinvent our whole system of life.”

    Keeping up with the Steyers.

    1. I’d love to reinvent my whole system of life so it included private jets to Switzerland.

  17. A man named ‘Rufus’ went on a rampage armed with a spoon this morning only to be shot down by a drone. Police found a note on him which cryptically read…’Morning…links…damn you!’

  18. We have sarc posting links here, and there are people in 3 other threads posting links. It’s chaos. What do they think we are, animals?

    1. This is what a libertarian world looks like, happy?

      1. In a libertarian world, we wouldn’t need to log in. And spam would police itself.

  19. This is what a libertarian world looks like, happy?


  20. my neighbor’s ex-wife makes $62 every hour on the computer . She has been out of work for five months but last month her paycheck was $18411 just working on the computer for a few hours. try this site……..
    ?????? http://www.cashbuzz80.com

  21. Let’s drop this bozo and his family, naked, in the upper Amazon right now.

    If he’s still alive in a year, then I’ll be glad to listen to his perspective on the importance of civilization. If he’s not, good riddance.

  22. “Billionaire Jeff Greene, who amassed a multibillion dollar fortune betting against subprime mortgage securities, says the U.S. faces a jobs crisis that will cause social unrest and radical politics.”

    Yes Jeff, and when society breaks down, they’re coming after you first. That plan has to land somewhere, sooner or later.

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