I think some cables are just a little too expensive.

A while back a shop I did business with carried Transparent Audio Cables. They were so expensive it was obscene. They did sound good, but you had to move up from the bottom to the more idiotically pricey models to start to feel the magic. It had been several years ago and I wanted to check in on my old friends at Transparent Audio. This is their top of the line speaker cable. Now if you don't have a problem with this whole cable thing, this might push you over the edge. I can't imagine a speaker that would need such a cable. Wilson? Rockport? What amp? You can buy a nice luxury vehicle for the same price as a pair of speaker cables? Nelson Pass would be embarrassed to see these monstrosities on one of his amplifiers.

It is like buying a Rolex with emerald studs.  Does it keep the time any better than a $10 Casio ?  Nope.  Nuf said....
My conscience won’t allow me subscribe to unfettered capitalism that enables one person have 1000 million dollars.

Oh noromance, you mean unfettered capitalism like in China and Russia?
There is a diminishing return element to all the components in audio. I agree that $65,000 for cables is utterly ridiculous. But again, it is up to people to make their own decisions regarding their own money.
You said it yourself. The vast majority of those institutions are supported by DONATIONS... in other words, by the PEOPLE. We are BY FAR the most giving society in the world. Why? Because we the people, CAN. Our people are not being saved by other countries... There will always be the “haves” and “have nots“. No matter the scheme of governance.
Evidently, these cables are priced to appeal to a demographic that wouldn't be seen dead on Audiogon forum.