Author’s Note

Nothing in this book should be construed as being against the rich for being rich. I believe it is perfectly in accord with justice when a man gets rich by creating economic values, and it is quite legitimate when a man acquires wealth by a voluntary gift. What I am against are people who get rich by the use of force and fraud, who make themselves better off by making others worse off. The exposure of such a fraud and the spotlighting of the manner in which force is used for this end are the purposes of this book.

This material is made available with the generous permission of Howard Katz (1931-2012).