Whenever someone says "equitable", "fair", "level the playing field", "parity", "redistribute" - it always means taking from those who have more. Frankly, you come across a bit like Karl Marx and his concept of global communism, though you try to color it nicely. There is no such thing as any sort of "parity" without forcefully taking from others. Higher taxation is force, because refusal to pay taxes in every country in the world is ultimately enforced at end of a sword. Have you ever seen a field being leveled? They use a grading machine to level down the high spots. Ultimately, every time someone with supposed good motives that have tried to "level", they do it this way --- they level down. Margaret Thatcher illustrated it very well: People who think the world is so horrible seem to ignore that we have less poverty in the world with each passing decade. Sure, the rich get richer, but that's a function of a growing global market - if I can sell a product to 4 billion people rather than 400 million, I'm going to make 10x more not because I am 10x unethical - but because I brought 10x more value to the overall market. Yes, there are those who are unethical, but this exists in every system. Economic pies are not a fixed size. Someone being richer doesn't mean someone else becomes poorer. I don't believe you're crazy, I believe your ideas ignore (or are naive) that cultures and countries want their independence, and they don't want to give up a large portion of their sovereignty. I, for one, do not want "parity". If I work hard and smarter, and make better choices with my money, I shouldn't have to give any of it to my neighbor. It should be voluntary. Your concept: I have a nice house with nice things. My neighbors' homes aren't as nice. They vote to take my nice things for themselves. I vote no. But they have more votes so they take it. or My neighbor can't afford nice food, and I can. He thinks its not fair so he shows up at my house with a gun and steals mine. Your ideas are classic tyranny of the majority.