Look. Wealth is created when people trade
. Markets are places where people trade and wealth is created. A market is free when government allows people to trade with whom they wish, when they wish to trade, and pay the price they wish to pay. Some people get rich in the free market. But as the market is free they only get rich when MANY other people want to trade with them. The point that some people because rich because MANY people wanted to trade with them for what they offered is lost on liberals.
Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft) got rich because MANY people wanted to trade their money (fruits of their labor) for his software. Steve Jobs (founder of Apple) got rich because MANY people wanted to trade their money for iPods and iPhones. Meg Whitman (CEO and founder of eBay) got rich because she provided a safe and secure on-line market for people to trade. Steve Bezos (CEO and founder of amazon.com) got rich because he created an on-line book store and expanded it to an on-line market.
In a society that allows its markets to be free some people will get rich --THAT IS A VERY GOOD THING. Why? Because many people want to trade with these rich people -- if they did not the people wouldn't be rich -- and as a result folks who freely buy what is offered have PCs, have iPods, trade on eBay and buy things from amazon.com.
Having rich people around means that we are ALL better off. Everyone of us. The liberals can't stand it, and it is hard to understand what beef they have with it. But eliminate the rich though taxation or other means of government coercion and society won't get ahead.
And liberals call conservatives backwards -- go figure.