Bourgeois Survivalism Hits Wall StreetMichael Reilly4/08/08 4:20pmFiled to: Apocalypse NotDystopiaoverreactingRich People24EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Ever since the subprime mortgage crisis hit, Gordon Gekko types have been understandably jittery. But this? On Sunday the New York Times ran a story about a new wave of survivalism sweeping the upper classes as they hunker down in their penthouse apartments and beach houses in the Hamptons, waiting for the big one — whether that means nuclear war, pandemic, or the collapse of Bear Stearns — to come. Leading the charge is Barton M. Biggs, former chief strategist at Morgan Stanley, who lists wine as one of his top survival rations. Seriously?