Governments need money to do the work you want them to do.

Where do you want them to get the money from? The increasing percentage of people living paycheck to paycheck? The middle earners who are one significant mistake away from falling into the social safety net cliff effect trap? Middle earners who aspire to retire while they can enjoy the time away from work?

Or the billionaires who have an outsized proportion of the world’s assets?

If government were functioning correctly, there wouldn’t be as much of a wealth concentration: just a healthy middle class bulge with exceptional outliers above and below.

Government should function better. Adequate governing would have prevented so many billionaires.

Plus, you have it wrong about the need for them.

A shame you’d write this during a pandemic in which we see who the essential workers are: not Zuckerberg — a nurse, a food service worker, a grocery store clerk.

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