...ultimately, the way to prevent the powerful elite from abusing people is to not have a powerful elite at all.
Epstein – and allegedly Maxwell – could do what they did, and get away with it for so long, because they had wealth and knew people. They chose teens who were financially desperate.
Eliminating the existence of financial despair and extreme wealth concentration is thus an important part of making sure there are no more Epsteins and Maxwells.
It would be a mistake, then, to see (Ghislaine) Maxwell as nothing more than some uniquely disturbed person. She was nourished by a culture where there is no incentive not to do whatever the hell you want, regardless of its effects on the vulnerable. We should be careful to remember that putting Ghislaine Maxwell in prison will not change that culture.
Excerpts from a thoughtful article containing links to many additional sources.
]Maxwell, Epstein, power and money: it's time to do away with the super elite
This sad, sorry criminal case is in part what happens when a small class of people is allowed to behave however it likes