Disparaging comments on even the relevancy of Presbyterian family values aside: What if Adam Smith had known that he was wrong? Point Being Made: Even in the United States, Central Government has the authority to coin and print money, and regulate the value thereof. That is not a Laizzez Faire Marvel, but is in fact a government intervention into the marketplace. The Market Place needs a measure of value. It relies on the numbers on the money. Central governments provide the measure on which the marketplace relies. So "Laizzez Faire" is nonsense, even though Supply and Demand are not nonsense. Rich people create demand. Poor people do not create demand. So if the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer: Then the economy arranged like that is doomed to failure, and its people all die like dogs in vomit. "But what about the big pieces," no one ever asks. When vomit happens in the marketplace, the nappy headed ho'meowners do not repay the mortgages, the big houses(?) collapse. They disintegrate into a kind of fluid, stinky, drivel that provides nothing more at all. The big pieces are all gone for good: and evil. That is apparently hard for Presbyterians to understand. Had The Presybeterian Person actually explained this at the start: Then even the Chinese would have had the head start the mainland is only recently creating. The Chinese would not have established regional COLA's, raising incomes a fixed percentage--making the rich richer, and the poor poorer--which they did. Israel and Middle Eastern nations actually do that for all incomes--raise them a fixed percentage across-the-board--but millions and billions would have guessed that at any rate. Actually, ordinary White people can figure this out. Anyone can guess where they come from. Her Majesty's government can guess this. (And Even On Her Majesty's Very Secret Service!) "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred!" ("Rule, Britania! Britania Rule the Waves! Britons, Never Ever: Will Be. . . Well!"