When too much money is siphoned off and held by the top, too little money circulates the oxygen of middle-class survival through all levels and classes. When workers derive good wages from working, they are automatically good customers. When the wealthy receive money, their use of it is more related to preserving their own security than it is to any need of providing for their families. That is why the most equitable distribution of wealth among us would promote the highest well-being for all of us, at all levels of society.
William Masters can be reached at email@example.com. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board.