Originally Posted by Catawba
Good lord! How long have you been a party member? Is there something wrong with making money?
Lets deal with the first means of wealth creation. You invest, i.e. own a business that makes a product or provides a service. You hire people, i.e. give them your money, to produce your product or provide your services. In a free market, you pay a competitive wage. If the business does well, you make money. Since it is your money that is at risk in the first place, you get the largest reward. That money then gets invested in expanding the business, or creating/buying other businesses. If you've done your job right, they make money too. All the time, you're providing jobs and employing people.