Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.- Oscar Wilde
I think what folks don't get is percentages period. Ten percent of a person's income who eats $100 steaks is going to be likely more than most folks make a year! I do propose no more property tax to be replaced with luxury property tax
i.e more than one house or car or jet
There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal -Dr. Hunter Thompson
That's nice Beenthere but it doesn't address the absolute. Supply without demand is nothing and will likely remain nothing. I have a supply of rocks in my back yard - so long as there is no demand for my rocks, they will likely stay in my back yard (that is unless there comes a demand for property without rocks on it).
Not so with demand. We currently see a demand for methods of getting high. Companies are responding to that demand, if it cannot be satisfied with marijuana, with other cannibinoids. It is highly likely that if marijuana were in ample supply everywhere the supply of artificial cannibiniods would not generate further demand.
Now, can you show us where without manipulation, supply generates demand?
What? I see you are beginning to reach instead of accepting facts here. Even now, it isn't only "the rich" that provide capitalization, Many with lesser means can, have and will come together to provide that capitalization, especially if there are no rich - again, a case where demand creates supply. When only the rich have capital, then our society will be converted to serfs and vassels, where the majority have no capital and no money with which to purchase goods. Seems like you are darting all over the place here in order to avoid the obvious.
Here is where it gets frightening for people like me, it seems Beenthere that you actually believe this. The free market is not what made America the greatest nation in history". What did so was an establishment of egalatairan order by way of a Democratic/Representative/constitutional form of government. Along with plentiful resources and a certain isolationism that let it all incubate. It was this environment that fostered the success of a free marketplace. The free market did not spawn our form of government, there is nothing establishing our economic system in our founding documents. There is nothing about corporations, free choice, or guarantees of business or business practices anywhere within. To presume such things is abhorant to anyone who understands the basis of our current system.