In seeking to understand the world, perhaps the simplest rule of thumb that always applies is “Them that has, gets.” More evidence of this basic law of nature is found in this New York Times piece that explains that the IRS spends a lot more time rooting out tax cheats among the working poor than they do among the wealthy. Never mind that wealthy people have the opportunity to cheat the government out of a lot more money than poor people do, and that there are many more creative ways to do it. We have to be sure that the typical wage earner isn’t trying to put one over on us.