When Obama got elected best advice i saw was to put 80% of you investments in Swiss and Canadian treasuries, and 20% in Gold.
You do the math how did that advice pan out?
Which can be considered a loss due to opportunity costs. The S&P 500 is up over 70% since the march 2009 lows.
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion. "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911