The real non-workers are the wealthy who inherit their fortunes. And their ranks are growing.In fact, we’re on the cusp of the largest inter-generational wealth transfer in history.The wealth is coming from those who over the last three decades earned huge amounts on Wall Street, in corporate boardrooms, or as high-tech entrepreneurs.
Our tax laws are so fucked up, we are rewarding people who have done nothing to get all of this money, and we are not rewarding work but non-work like capital gains and other investments.
Of course there is no such thing as a "self-made" individual. Everybody is interconnected, Ayn Rand fanatics' claims notwithstanding.
Seems Elizabeth Warren has acolytes. Though I do agree that the tax laws are a mess. And the IRS should just be abolished.