It's not a matter of due respect -- this is just totally perplexing. How so? An investment provides capital for a business to get going, grow, expand. You are often taking a huge risk when you invest.
Why would anyone invest if there was no chance to make money? And if it wasn't for investments, those companies and jobs would not exist... so how is investing living off the backs of others? It seems to me it's providing jobs and opportunities for others that simply would not exist without the investment.
Tip of the iceberg:
What is fractional reserve banking. How does it ensure the national debt will never be paid off?
What are the legal definitions of "note," and 'certificate?'
Then take out any 'legal tender' in your pocket and read it.
What is the FIAT currency we are under?
Fiat money is a currency without intrinsic value that has been established as money, often by government regulation. Fiat money does not have use value, and has value only because a government maintains its value, or because parties engaging in exchange agree on its value. introduced as an alternative to commodity money and representative money. Commodity money is created from a good, often a precious metal such as gold or silver, which has uses other than as a medium of exchange. Representative money is similar to fiat money, but it represents a claim on a commodity.
What is the difference between a u.s. federal reserve note, and a silver or gold certificate?
What is the difference between a UNITED STATES NOTE, which kennedy had implemented before his death to take the place of the federal reserve note which was re-instituted after his death?
As I stated in a post earlier, an older very well off couple was singing praises how their stocks were doing because so many military weapons were being used. They never realized every dollar they gained was soaked in blood.
Stocks are divested, some will wind up in stocks of private prison industry, military industrial complex, of which Eisenhower warned the nation about. It's living off the death and misery of people.
There is a starting point and a couple obvious examples, and where I will stop.
ETA: I meant I was respectfully, without condemnation, disagreeing. Only a few people see the patterns without them being pointed out, and as represented by many replies not fully understood.