LOL I happen to be the former janitor, homeless person, and person that worked "day labor" jobs to get by. Through a high work ethic I managed to rise to the top over time and so I have a more than comfortable income today. No one gave me a dime. I received no food stanps, rent assistance or any other government welfare during my entire lifetime and yet I found no problems with rising to the top. All it took was hard work and dedication. Of course it's the average person that drove up home prices, not the wealthy, but that seems to be missed in this rant against capitalism. It also fails to note that the diminishing real wages of workers are directly caused by the printing of fiat currency by the government which causes real wages to decline. Rarely has anyone taken a "pay cut" but instead they work for the same wages while the fiat currency they're paid with loses purchasing power. In the United States Federal Reserve notes have lost over 97% of their purchasing power since inception. This cannot happen when money, not currency, is the foundation of the economy. Money is a commodity whereas currency is not. Commodities always retain an exchange value related to other commodities.