Wealth and the Role of Government
Wealth that only begats wealth is an anathema to a functional economy and a healthy society. When wealth is only being capitalized financially rather than invested, consumed, or saved in productive and sustainable capital it ceases to be of value to society. Many people, acting together, need to be able to invest, consume, or save sustainably and ethically in order to produce a healthy society, an stable and ethical economy, and a sustainable environment. A business is just concerned about its own profits. A government needs to be concerned about the whole society and its long term health and well-being if the businesses are going to survive with the rest of the society. That’s the interests of the government and its members. That’s the government’s overall role in society, if the government is going to be working on its own behalf.