Poll on Wealth and Oppression

I’ve recently had two different conversations offline with individuals who staunchly believe that those who are rich have gained their wealth by oppressing others. They also believe that those who are rich were often lucky in life’s lottery.  Neither person found a strong connection between hard work and wealth.  That got me to asking myself if others think the same way as my two new-found friends, so I thought I’d publish a quick, non-scientific poll on this.  What do you think?  Have most people who are rich gained their wealth through the oppression of other people?

Bill English, CEO