I don’t disagree;
But part of the American view of the rich emanated from our Judeo-Christian heritage; the idea that the Lord is our provider, and a wealthy man is blessed by the Lord. Hence, rather than envy the rich, we work hard “as unto the Lord”, and expect God to bless us. This might also be called the ‘Puritan work ethic’.
Marx could make small inroads until this aspect of our weltanschauung was eliminated.
All I know is that when I was a kid my aging relatives would sit around a table and swear and curse Andrew Carnegie....fifty years after he had gone back to Scotland and died. Some of them might have gotten on a boat to go p*ss on his grave if they could. All of it rooted in the perceived mistreatment/underpayment of his people in the mills.
Probably a ‘Burgh thing, driven by Democrats and the Unions around here.