Re "Hard work creates wealth" (Letters, July 10): David Halley's belief that hard work and sacrifice creates wealth is generally true- if you have a job offering advancement or money for investments. Ask the multimillions of middle class ex-workers who will never have a decent job again. Without a college education, money to invest, or a friend to give him a good job, let's see Halley find a job to make him wealthy.
Wealth is usually created by governments, large corporations or wealthy people increasing their wealth.
Wealth is distributed daily: unemployment, welfare, Salvation Army, churches, food pantries and other charitable groups trying to help those in need. Some ways are good, some are not, but all distribute wealth. He is correct about the government strangling those trying to improve themselves. The more you make, the more the government takes with little interest concerning your risks and efforts to earn it.
-- Ron W. Loutzenhiser, Galt