Government used to be about laying down the rules for a civil society. We found the rules for getting on with each other. In the West we made it so the rules covered how we produce and sold things to each other. But they were the rules which we amended from time to time.
We didn’t prescribe what each was owed by each other. That is now changed. We now have governments which decide what each must give to others to be “fair”. And since wealth is what we create better than anyone else, what we must give to each other.
The wealthy have ordained what the middle class must give to those with less, but while leaving the wealthy more or less alone.
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