You want a hot take? I’ll give you a hot take.
The super rich are prepping because they fear the negative consequences of that which they are causing to begin with. If they would just quit causing the problems, that would help a lot, and it would also negate the need for them to build expensive opulent bunkers. But I have to stop myself and remind myself that it’s a moot point, because if they weren’t causing these problems to begin with, they wouldn’t be super-rich right now.
It’s one thing for an ordinary person to prep, because he is reacting to trends which other people cause and over which he has virtually no control either way. The super rich, OTOH, have a really bad habit about creating problems, and then either running way from the consequences, or trying to unload the consequences off on someone else, or, now, hiding underneath them. Hell, we’ve even had a recent movie (*) about the super-rich avoiding the consequences of their actions by doing the complete opposite of digging, and that might become reality in the coming decades.