Jim Carroll and Lou Reed doing Jim's best known song. They also used to do poetry tours together. And heroin. Jim Carroll wrote a memoir The Basketball Diaries that was made into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. They died too.
It's not that what you say is wrong, it simply a matter of perspective.
Walter E. Williams, professor of economics at GMU, stated "Government income redistribution programs produce the same result as theft. In fact, that's what a thief does; he redistributes income. The difference between government and thievery is mostly a matter of legality