Thomas pulls in examples from three major world religions–Jewish, Christian and Muslim–to demonstrate that the rich can indeed get too rich. Some quotes:
So maybe economic guru Thomas Piketty is right. His book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, parses hundreds of years of tax records to arrive at the disturbing conclusion that financial inequality is in a full-out gallop, with the relative wealth of the top 1% in America rapidly approaching that of the top 1% in 18th century France. (Right before they got their heads chopped off.)
….History teaches that when financial inequity reaches a tipping point, someone turns the game board over and demands a re-deal.
Democratic capitalism might have been the world’s greatest engine for widespread economic prosperity, but the greed of a few is threatening the system for everyone.
Those lucky few do well to remember the homespun wisdom of my former law partner. Pigs get fat; hogs get slaughtered.
As the old saying goes, they’ll be first against the wall when the revolution comes….