From twitter, a tweet that's going viral, including among climate change skeptics (action against climate change is being discussed at Davos):
The cognitive dissonance in the first & last sentences of this excerpt is something to behold http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2015-01-21/billionaire-greene-goes-long-on-u-s-while-bemoaning-jobs-crisis.html …
Quoted section (emphasis added myself):
“America’s lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence,” Greene said in an interview today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “We need to reinvent our whole system of life.”
The 60-year-old founder of Coral Gables, Florida-based Florida Sunshine Investments said his biggest fund was up more than 20 percent last year with bets on Apple Inc. (AAPL), Google Inc. (GOOG), bank stocks and mortgage-backed securities.
“I’m remarkably long for my level of pessimism,” he said. “Our economy is in deep trouble. We need to be honest with ourselves. We’ve had a realistic level of job destruction, and those jobs aren’t coming back.”
Greene, who flew his wife, children and two nannies on a private jet plane to Davos for the week, said he’s planning a conference in Palm Beach,
Wikipedia's article on Jeff Greene indicates that he's a billionaire, so he can afford a private jet plane, and that he has a luxury yacht, which means that he's likely to own and use a private jet plane. It also indicates that he's politically active.
The main thing I'm skeptical about is whether the first sentence is incorrect and/or taken out of context. The Bloomberg article doesn't link to a transcript of the interview in question.