Most ideas or products from our innovative and merit driven ones are hijacked from them in the diabolical process we have as capital financing. The wealthy are quite agile in forcing their way into new areas of development by compromising ownership and control of burgeoning creations. That way the wealthy stay wealthy and new ones who are able to keep a semblance of their ideas or products are left with far little because of the mergers they must make in order to realize their dreams. And those are the lucky ones. Most all others are left with little to nothing to show for their products or ideas.
We are the ones who are used by the capitalists to oil their machinery of success. When we take our 40 hour or more a week jobs from them they feel no loyalty to our labor, they only feel loyalty to their bottom line. Capitalism is not about making society more equal or about improving the prosperity of all of it's citizens. Capitalism is about survival of the fittest and eventually becoming, like the child wrestling activity, king of the mountain. So for all those wealthy and their illogical followers who continue to blame the brokenness of poverty on those of us who are poor, I say you are the problem for why our nation has become a laughingstock to the world for our lack of democratic values. Meanwhile we poor continue to suffer at the hands of the foolish and greedy. My guess is that it won't be much longer.