Golden Boy wrote a post called Economics Is not a Morality Play and right in the middle of his rant he says that:
“The rich don’t necessarily deserve their wealth, and the poor certainly don’t deserve their poverty”
Oh well, I would say that everything else he wrote there is moot at that point.
Here is some breaking news for you dear Paulie: Everything involves morality. Taxing the rich is only acceptable if you think they don’t deserve their own profits. ‘Helping the poor’ will mean very different things if you think they have (at least part) of the responsability for being poor.