Firstly, thanks so much for the detailed and insightful comment! And also for taking the time to read the piece. =)

Your analysis of Keynes’ views on the middle class and the poor does very much mirror my own feelings on the subject (though you put it better than I ever could, to be sure). Generous safety nets for the poor? A moral imperative, in my opinion. Subsidizing the middle class via progressive taxation? Good for everyone, including the wealthy.

At the same time, I don’t object to people making lots of money, especially in industries where consumer participation is entirely voluntary, such as sports, entertainment, and so on. And I don’t feel any resentment towards wealthy people who have earned their wealth through honorable means and refrain from using that wealth to infringe on the rights of others.

With that in mind, I really ought to get around to reading more Keynes. Truth be told, I haven’t picked up any of his works since college, and that was a fairly long time ago, lol. I’m due for a refresher!

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