Excellent article, Mr. Hoxie.
Since the following makes such absolute sense, it requires the legion of Koch Brothers' funded think tanks to propagate narratives that undermine its value, virtue, and practical applications:
"Consider a flat, 1 percent wealth tax levied exclusively on the wealthiest 1 percent of households.
"The top 1 percent controls 42 percent of the nation’s household wealth, about $26 trillion in total. In its simplest form, a 1 percent tax would raise $260 billion annually—more than the federal government now spends on education and environmental protection combined."
The already concentrated sums of wealth have led to the purchase of academics, senators, congressmen and congresswomen, judges, and control of what passes for "adult discussions" within the mainstream media.
That's why something as sane and just as this 1% levy on existing wealth is never discussed; and if Sanders dares to broach the subject, a chorus of voices accuse him of class warfare, envy of the rich, and other nonsense.