So says Grove City College Psychologist Joseph J. Horton. In his excellent essay, "The Politics of Envy" he notes that in a free market people get rich by productively serving others. Horton notes that if our rulers and their intellectual supporters promote envy, "Political points may be scored, but it will not improve our standard of living. If Americans succumb to the politics of envy we will be less happy and
poorer for it."