Master Doh-San's research skills far and away surpass my own (you should consider dubbing yourself "LinkMaster").
Take a look at this post and follow the links, particularly the "this little gem" link. My first blog was titled "I Am John Galt!!!" wherein I envisioned a scenario like Der Schtaat coming after people like the Romans did Spartagus, and the nation standing up to them as one man: Ayn Rand's most famous fictional character. Maybe "going Galt" is something to be considered. Uncle Shylock will still have her 10% whiner/sniveler base, but nothing to slop the bums with!
Anyway, that last link pretty much lays bare how the current economy is structured, and why it's soooooooooooooooooo fucked up.
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