While it is unquestionably beneficial to reward productivity in order to encourage it, failing to redistribute wealth will lead to a different set of social problems. Also, it is false to assert that every rich person got that way through productivity. Therefore, working harder is not the only fair way to get more.That's something I can live with. With regards to Atlas Shrugged it's really just looking at what eventually happens when a society perpetually redistributes wealth from those who are productive (not rich) to those who are unproductive. Viewing it as a rich vs poor argument is bad karma and an injustice.