Suppose you were a multi-billionaire. Suppose you were looking for a place to flee to if/when things go Mad-Max in the US and Western Europe.
Where would you go? What is left?
Oz and New Zealand lost their luster and they are very close to Communist China.
Canada will follow the US into the ditch.
Where would you go? Belize? The Outer Hebrides? Dapp, Alberta? B.F. Nebraska? Argentina? Fiji? Moscow?
Many distant bolt-holes that look enticing will have severe fragilities if/when the U.S. craters.
There are some things cubic meter bales of $100 bills cannot buy. Loyalty is one of them. If push comes to shove, family will win.
Moral behavior is amplified when actors realize that there is no way to escape the consequences of their actions. My read of the situation is that there is no place to run to, no place to hide.
I am interested to hear if my readers have any thoughts on where they would bunker-down if they were worth many billions of dollars.