What does equality look like? What does old BS suggest that we tell the next Walton, Jobs, Gates, Musk, Page, Brin, or Zuckerberg?
“Hey, before you start that new industry and perhaps change the world and in the process help untold millions of people, we want you to know that your wealth will be limited to 25 times the average wealth in America (or the world). And by the way, don’t think you can pass the fruits of your labor to your children because we are going to confiscate 90% of it when you die.”
Is that how we want America to work? Really?
Guess what, there is no such thing as equality. We are unequal in our intelligence, our drive, motivation, mental stability, talents, skills, physical appearance and much more. To borrow a phrase, the only things we have a right to expect to be equal are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
As far as I can determine the Walmarts (or Soros’s or Spielbergs or even Oprah) have not prevented me from doing anything or achieving a better life. And haven’t we adequately demonstrated for decades that pouring money at social problems is not the solution to changing people?