I think you are forgetting that it was IBM who invented commercial VM OS.
In other words, is it the size of this clump which causes the excitement?
Churchill did starve millions in undivided Bengal, India by diverting food shipments that were meant for Indian people to UK. With all due respect and well deserved gratitude to RMS, I find it strange that he finds Churchill to be a hero. Churchill is no hero to the tens of millions who perished in one of the most horrific man-made famines of the 20th century.
At least one data point I have is a counter example to Point 4 above. An average neurosurgeon in Chicago gets about a $1 million but pays about $200K malpractice insurance.
The presumption being British Culture is superior