eating your seed corn

The rich enjoy skewing taxes so the poor pay for the government.

Dana Blankenhorn:

What has to happen next is that the rich battle one another, and some of them fall, until there’s only one left standing. That’s the way capitalism works. Unchecked by any outside force, it moves steadily toward monopoly or a closely-held oligopoly. More and more of each industry held in fewer-and-fewer hands.

The word for that isn’t freedom.