I appreciate Robert Reich’s insights, but could it be that these individuals are getting richer because they have sources of wealth that can be managed to appreciate whether during good times or bad?
Americans are getting poorer not because the rich are getting richer but because our investments are in the wrong places. We believed that good credit and a house was wealth. Wrong belief. These individuals identified processes and either invested in them or added value to them in some way.
I’d rather learn how they did it than criticize them for it.