Excellent analysis, Mr. Reich. I would add two other areas of redistributed income to the list:
First, the MIC protects corporations as they go about the globe in pursuit of assets, natural resources, and labor to plunder. And with incredible sums allocated to the MIC largely for the protection of the corporate barons, all of that money that would otherwise go towards repairing the nation's declining public infrastructure, and/or preparing properties for earth changes instead is cannibalized by The Beast.
This data comes from Paul Buchheit:
"Nationally, we spend over $1 trillion per year on defense. Not just the half-trillion Pentagon budget, but another half-trillion for veterans affairs, homeland security, "contingency operations," and a variety of other miscellaneous military 'necessities.'"
The second vital area of redistributed wealth is found in the lack of regulatory frameworks through which to de-fang the Frackers, oil drillers, Monsanto fields of grain, and other PREDATORS who are stealing our children and grand-children's futures.
Having used their financial clout to acquire major political muscle instead of acting in accord with the needs of future generations, they steal, pillage, plunder, use, and abuse whatever they can get their claws on today. After all, the only thing that matters to these sociopaths is quarterly profits.
So I think these 2 more abstract arenas of asset-redistribution belong on an otherwise astute list.
Thank you, Mr. Reich for stating what IS true.