Redistribution of wealth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robin Hood was a socialist dream come true! Robin Hood took, BY FORCE, the wealth of the wealthy & gave that confiscated wealth to the pikers of society. What's not mentioned is how did Robin Hood financially take care of himself??? I'd say that good ole Robin was doing what's called 'skimming'. Like taking what he desired & spreading out the little that is left. It sounds a little like government taxation(extortion) to me, how about you?