Worth thinking about as we embark on the process of changing our tax structure while at the same time we continue with the not-so-productive policy we’ve instituted of development-by-proxy, especially as many of the proxy holders tend to be very wealthy and fairly American.
The enormous benefits given to the very wealthy, the privileges for the very wealthy here, are way beyond those of other comparable societies and are part of the ongoing class war. Take a look at CEO salaries. CEOs are no more productive or brilliant here than they are in Europe, but the pay, bonuses, and enormous power they get here are out of sight. They’re probably a drain on the economy, and they become even more powerful when they are able to gain control of policy decisions.