On a discussion list, Stephen Bourque made the following astute observation:
The video is very good-I like Penn and Teller a lot--but the analogy would have been better if it had made crystal clear that it was Teller's pie that was being "spread around." (They should have had Teller wear an apron or oven mitt or something, to indicate that he had made the pie.) One of our challenges as activists is to make explicit what is often left implicit or ambiguous. The video correctly criticizes wealth redistribution, but it misses an opportunity to show that free people do not simply HAVE wealth but must PRODUCE it.