Successful Countries Don’t Allow This Sort Of Thing.

CommonSpace has analysed the 11 billionaires on the list and how they made their wealth, and found that “vision and tireless endeavour” is not exactly a complete portrayal of the factors involved in becoming the richest of the rich: control over Scottish natural resources, tax avoidance/evasion and questionable employment practises have all played their part. Most have also used their accumulated wealth and power to influence Scottish and UK politics, while many had the good fortune of inheritance to get to where they are.