Income Inequality remains a pressing social and political issue in domestic and international politics. Market-based economies ensure that everyone, regardless of status, political affiliation, race, or gender, has an opportunity-based society where they can grow rich when they serve others. Markets generate a moral order better than all other economic institutional arrangements. Corporate welfare and institutionalized political privilege distort the incentives of markets by inducing a culture of favoritism, public-private partnerships, and big business boondoggles. Cronyism favors the rich at the expense of everyone else and fosters inequality of outcome.
"The Pathology of Privledge" by Matthew Mitchell
"Beyond Politics: The Roots of Government Failure" by Randy Simmons
"Crisis and Leviathan" by Robert Higgs