Might Makes RightTo the victor goes the spoils, which includes determining what the spoils are, how they will be divided, and to whom. If you find yourself poor, you can blame your ancestors for loosing some war.
Of course, the pen remains mightier than the sword... but this is true only because the pen is the instrument by which marching orders are conveyed.
The Government and the Market are OneOr in other words, Might makes the Market.
Do you disagree?
Then try to enforce a bargain the government does not condone and see how far that gets you.