Oh and the Xbox would exist without you. Your contribution to the creation and production of that particular product is zero. The idea that you can claim some role in the creative and productive process by virtue of some innate desire is absurd, and more than likely just the result of some peculiar desire for relevance even if that relevance comes second hand.
I see merit in both sides of the demand/supply discussion. Of course there is demand for general things that exists before products are created. In the Xbox example, there is a demand for interactive electronic gaming. In essence, there is demand for a *better* "Playstation" or a better "Atari", so companies provide an answer for that demand. The first game console was created because there was a demand for simple-to-use, bug-free "computer games". Electronic games were created to fill a demand for gaming with a always-ready opponent. And so forth, on back. BUT...
The individual products are created by companies, and that does create demand for that *specific* product. Demand for iPhones vs. Android phones is a good example. Yes, both fulfill the general demand for smartphones, but people are able to infer enough difference in the two products that now, instead of just simply demanding a "smartphone", they quite vociferously demand an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy S-series phone, or something else. That specific demand is created by the companies when they give their products different specs from their competitors. That holds for *any* product except the most generic, and even milk and drinking water and table salt sometimes inspire brand loyalty.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Since we're doing that game now, you seem to believe that if the human race went extinct except for Microsoft employees, they still would have invented the Xbox!
One of you will end up here next!
Maybe you cant even quantize the rich and poor and you're just talking out of your ass?
What percentage of middle class individuals who started off poor are now rich?
Got those numbers?
Or do you just like to attempt to justify why you're poor?
So let's turn to Europe where the social contract has had a long run. Gee, the EU is not looking so good. What happened? Big taxes, cradle to grave nanny state entitlements, protected jobs, etc., etc.. If this meme of yours worked, why are the economies stagnant? Why aren't all members of the EU not swimming in the glory of the socialist state?
Without the windmill of Reagan and the catch phrase "trickle down" I seriously doubt the truth could be as well hidden from the minions as long as it has been.
To her Wall Street owners: Hillary Clinton: “But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. so, you need both a public and a private position.” - Hillary Clinton: "I'm kind of far removed from the struggles of the Middle Class"