if I recall correctly, the govt did exactly that during WW2 with rationing and collection of resources.
given the modern state of the Post911 Patriot Act USA, hoarding of cash and its associated fallout on the US economy could be viewed as a national security concern/violation and hence, charter revocation.
(no I do not think this *will* happen)
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
I guess what I'm saying is that some sense of justice start developing in this country, or at least in our corporate masters, what is right versus what is wrong. I say when so much of the total wealth is controlled by such a small part of society, that is a bad situation, ready for abuse, if it's not so already.
And there are individuals who run businesses that take care of the employees, actually care about the employees rather than trying to cut costs at employee expense. Doesn't anybody take pride in caring for your fellow man, with something as ephemeral as small amounts of money?
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
The theory that the people actually control the government by way of elections was shown to be invalid many years ago. I'm not against elections, I'm just saying they don't accomplish in reality what they do in theory.