Robin Hood fights against injustices and the powerful and shares the spoils taken from the rich among the poor of Sherwood Forest. The most humble are happy, but when he exhausted the fortune from “unjust enrichment”, he went to the city of Nottingham, installed himself in the castle, stripped the needy of their paltry wealth to distribute it among the poor of Yorkshire County with the result that in the end he redistributed poverty. Many suspect that his kindness and supposed solidarity was a way to hide hid inefficiency in administering the wood and his ineptitude in creating wealth. His economic stupidity is such that if Locksley were in a desert, he would long since have had to import sand.
Whether in medieval times or any times there will always be a John Lackland for the bandits.
May 2 2011