At one time in Europe faith was so strong and the Catholic Church was so powerful that laws were made requiring tithing and other payments to the Church. Every movement of money required a bite to the Church, whether you liked it or not.
Eventually, bite after bite, there was little left for people to recirculate.
Because this situation is never workable, the money was redistributed to a larger number of people. Certainly the Church forgot that they passed laws taking a bite out of everyone and there was no level playing field. The money was theirs by the right of God.
They held on to the bitter end, announcing their absolute right to every gold coin and field… but that was nonsense… and things got redistributed.
In the Catholic Church’s case, Kings and Armies did the dirty deed.
When all assets move up by hook, crook, and always through unjust laws, there is always a redistribution in the future. Pretty much a law of nature, that glorious circular economy that we are part of even if our toesies never leave the pavement.
When those at the top howl that the top has always done thus, they leave out the part where it always ends up redistributed again.
It was ever thus.
Seeing our foolish approach to that impending redristribution, I scream NO! I know the money was taken through unjust laws (it always is) but aren’t we smart enough to reverse some of those unjust laws and reach stability?
Can’t we emulate nature and take it down a peg? Nature is one huge circular economy, subdivided into trillions of smaller circular economies. Let us enter our circular economies and ditch the up economy at every opportunity, because recirculating ensures the survival of both economies.
However it goes, circular is stable, upward is not.