Flying in the face of the times the 8th edition of "Billionaire" made its appearance online on March 1.
Here is lavish wealth. Here are ads and articles of haute couture, Grand Prix racing, connoisseur wines, voluptuous vehicles, polo, tailored suits and bejeweled timepieces.
Can't we just hear the freedom and responsibility-hating liberal/progressive crowd screaming manically, "Tax the rich! Redistribute the rich! Eat the rich!"
Strange how so many on the left seem to think that government is primary, that all great and wonderful things come from government, that the constant circulation of government-issued money is the lifeblood of society, while failing to comprehend that if nothing is produced nothing can be taxed.
And if nothing can be taxed the ruling class and their fellow parasites can't exist.
In reality bosses and workers have far more in common with one another than with society's political parasites. Bosses and workers and entrepreneurs are productive. They create all the goods and services that society needs and wants.
In a libertarian society labor is free to move, to take employment with the highest bidder, to become bosses themselves, or entrepreneurs, or billionaires, while the bosses and billionaires and entrepreneurs are free to fail and return to their roots as workers.
All money, labor, goods and services in a libertarian society will move in voluntary exchange because the act of coercion, the only power that makes it possible for the parasitic ruling class to exist and thrive, would be abolished.
Throughout history the ruling class takes what it wants from those who have what they want, either through taxation or tribute or conquest or slave labor or any other means they can think of.
Marx was right when he decried the parasitic relationship between government bosses and industrial bosses but he was wrong when he declared class war of worker against boss.
What Marx called "capitalism" libertarians call "corporatism" and rightly declare a war of all free productive people against the true enemy of both: Coercive government.
Libertarians get that when billionaires buy their ocean-going yachts they're keeping boat-builders in business, keeping shipyard workers and designers and outfitters employed, keeping ships crews on the job and helping to build hundreds of marina operations around the world that benefit everyone in the area.
To this day Marxists and their intellectual progeny – socialists, liberals, progressives – still don't admit that they are members of the parasitic class.
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