What are the world's wealthiest families for?, I asked The Happy Tutor, Dungeon Master to the Stars, in Wealth Bondage: The Way we Live Now. Toe to toe facing each other in the Dumpster, while the wind whipped bitterly cold, it seemed as good a time to ask as any. In the hopes of turning my bankrupt Morals Consulting practice around, I had been researching Wise Counsel, Trusted Advisors, Purposeful Planners, Committees for the Preservation of Flourishing Dynastic Families, and Concierge Spiritual Services in our Target Market (Ultra High Net Worth Individuals). Tutor looked up over his spectacles from Erasmus's The Praise of Folly, a book he re-reads often, since he figures large in it, in drawings by Holbein the Younger. Those were his glory days when he as Morals Tutor, trained as a cleric at Oxford, and then in an itinerant carnival troupe of Beggars, as a World Class Fool, served as Mentor and Disciplinarian to young noblemen and noblewomen, OTK. Tutor did not answer; instead he reached under the sack of garbage on which he was reposing and tossed me a soiled edition of Leibnitz. I could not understand one word of it. Then he bopped me on the head with Pope's "Essay on Man," - a theodicy, the preface pointed out, based on Leibniz. "Whatever is is right." Wealth Bondage, or the Free Market System, generally, in other words, is not a perfect world, but is the best of all possible worlds. Then he bopped me on the head with "The Fable of the Bees" by Mandeville. "Private vices, public virtues." Wealth Bondage as a casino, in other words, and sink of iniquity is built on private desires, often depraved, but produces public benefits, like employment in the casino, in liquor stores around it, in pawn shops, rehab centers, and the flesh trades in which Tutor and I have been so active over the years, in service to our Ideal Clients. I kind of got the connection, but, again, What are the world's wealthiest families for, that we should serve them? So, then he boinked me on the head with The Wealth of Nations. That seemed closer because it means the market is God at work in the world and out of that, because God works in mysterious ways his wonders to create, comes Wealth Bondage and our wealthiest families, including my generous patron, she who rules us all. Then he tossed Darwin at me. So! Social Darwinism. Ruling families as highest level predators who are necessary for the preservation of the ecosystem. Without wolves in Yellowstone, the whole public park gets screwed up, studies show. That is beginning to make more sense! We need highest level predators to maintain a healthy moral economy. Then, whack, upside the head, came Hobbes, Leviathan, showing the king as the head of the body politic, the King of Political Beasts, ruling on earth as God, the King of Spiritual Beasts, rules us from Heaven. Now, at last I had the answer to why we Serve Wealthiest Families - because as we go up the Great Chain of Being, through the various wealth levels, we get closer and closer on earth to God in Heaven. "But," I said, "Tutor, "this is the divine right of kings and queens. This seems more like late feudalism, about the time kings got beheaded!" Turning the pages of Erasmus, which he reads in Latin, Tutor did not even look up, "Phil, comparatively speaking, the Dark Ages were not so dark. Here in this Dumpster, like the Monks, we keep learning alive, for the benefit of our Fellow Wise Counselors, and those we serve." We do the rich no good when we, The Wise, fail to keep up with our reading.