Because many more people are poor than rich, they revolt or elect a new leader or strike; they exercise the power of their numbers in such a way as to force a redistribution of wealth (see facing page).
Beyond Robin Hood: Why radical approaches to wealth redistribution don't work History has witnessed numerous attempts, through radical methods, to raise up the poor by extracting wealth from the rich.
A second method of radical redistribution is to increase marginal tax rates to a point that is confiscatory.
A third radical method of redistribution is called land reform, which is actually a polite term for taking land from one person and giving it to another.
Other methods of redistribution are even more direct.
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