Many today, especially those in need, have subscribed to liberal tenants that insist you can reconcile needs by taxing business, or the wealthy. What is overlooked is the reality that the cost we subject business to must be born by the consumer.
In addition, and more important, is that the envy of the wealthy has created a movement that disregards reality, altogether. The wealthy did not "extort" their fortune. A willing public decided they wanted the goods or services provided.
At a time when all are finding our condition challenging, it would do us well to consider the clear thinking offered by Milt Friedman.
Unlike politicians that pander for votes, he correctly acknowledges the reality that many overlook. If we would simply accept reality, and refuse to allow legislators to craft legislation that prevents our healing, we could recover.