No, this isn't Sparta.
I think that people should sit down and ponder over this story for a bit.
There are a few remarkable statistics in there.
The first one is that the top 1% are now richer than the rest of the world combined.
Normally in a functioning economy, you would expect it to be closer to the top 20% owning 80% of the wealth, but the world economy has been turned on its head.