Let's leave aside the politics (is a progressive income tax communism, by the way?) it's still not that simple. As I understand it, Mr Kraft is fine with the idea of the better off owners helping out those in a more difficult situation (not least, to encourage parity and open up competition) but he's got problems with those who won't make an effort and want to free ride on the more enterprising. How to construct a deal which does the first without encouraging the second is the real problem. Since I too sympathise with both those objectives, I'm prepared to trust Mr Kraft's judgement about a deal.