Naturally, all those highfliers inside the Waldorf-Astoria will tell you that they’re profoundly concerned about these things, too -- why else have the World Economic Forum? Of course, they didn‘t manage to show their concern until the Battle of Seattle, when the elite suddenly discovered that the world was paying attention. If history teaches anything, it’s that big shots who attend chic confabs like this one, not to mention the WTO or G8 summits, always insist on their benevolent intentions. Trouble is, they do nothing to implement these noble ideals until they hear a crowd starting to surround the building. That‘s why protesters have been taking to the streets for centuries. And that’s why they‘re now marching up Park Avenue.