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.