What the Poor Owe the Rich

In this episode of Reason at Large, Craig Biddle discusses what the so-called poor owe the rich, focusing on several of the many things for which the poor should thank the rich, including the goods and services they produce, the jobs they make possible, the legitimate aspects of government they fund, and the example they provide of how great wealth is and how to achieve it.

Biddle then emphasizes that the poor owe the rich moral support in their pursuit of wealth, that the poor should strive for a society in which being rich is recognized as a good thing, and that they should advocate the protection of rights—especially property rights—so the rich and non-rich alike can keep, use, and dispose of the product of their effort, enabling everyone to become ever richer.

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