When You’re a Billionaire, The World Is So Totally Unfair

Sometimes, that’s a bad thing.

Jessica Wildfire
5 min readAug 17, 2021


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Jeff Bezos thinks life is unfair.

The world’s second richest man lost a lunar landing contract to Space X, a company run by his rival Elon Musk. Now he’s suing NASA. He wants the government to reverse the decision and give him what he wants. He believes he worked hard. He earned it. He deserves better. The exact words from Blue Origin: “We firmly believe that the issues identified in this procurement and its outcomes must be addressed to restore fairness, create competition, and ensure a safe return to the moon for America.”

Poor guy…

I would say it’s time to bring out the world’s tiniest violin, but I’m pretty sure he already owns it.

Guys like Bezos are always telling us that life is meant to be unfair. That’s how the world works. You’re supposed to deal with it, regardless of your race or gender. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.

That’s the song of billionaire fan boys, too.

Sometimes they even write little essays declaring how much they love unfairness. It motivates them. It inspires them. Without unfairness, life would be too easy. It would be downright boring.

Apparently this isn’t what they really think. When unfairness happens to them, they don’t like it. They complain. They sue.

They demand government intervention.

Who could’ve known?

Jeff Bezos is the father of unfairness.

Billionaires build their fortunes on the backs of their workers. They don’t treat them fairly. They don’t pay them fairly. They take away their healthcare. They fire them for speaking up.They defend all this cruelty by telling everyone they have the right to go work somewhere else.

They say life isn’t meant to be fair.

That’s their mantra.

Nobody has rigged the game more than Bezos.

Amazon is notorious for its brutal working conditions. They’re known for their illegal labor-busting activities. They’ve also broken laws by luring startups into their business partnership programs, raiding their…