When the economy hits the wall it is the average person that suffers most because they are often ill-prepared to muddle through. Certainly, a few of the .01% will take a hit but even after losing a great deal of wealth most will remain wealthy and basically unscathed while the same cannot be said of the average man or woman on the street.
Do not be deceived into thinking the elite .01% play by the same rules as the rest of us. The fact the system stumbles along does not guarantee that we will not suffer financial harm as individuals. The article below delves into how on the economic battlefield of life our enemy is carrying an M16 while most of us are armed with only a stick.