I think you are missing the point. While Ron didn't want to have a personal paycheck on lets say a million dollar salary, which Mike Goldstein never paid Hubbard, for example. What you are not realizing is Hubbard controlled everything, that was his pay. He had to carefully control inurement. Just like DM and the lawyers who get handsomely paid. Hubbard created an empire of dianeticists and scientologists, people who believed him, a crowd. His rhetoric you have to understand to understand. Whether Hubbard got a big paycheck, he didn't care, it was the amount of people he controlled thru his writings and lectures, his rhetoric. But at the same time, Hubbard was big into expanding into areas of the mind, and he needed money to do this. Here's the rhetoric. If you go up the Bridge to Total Freedom, why your ability to make money increases. The rhethoric or persuasion, actually is the more money you make, why just keep going up the bridge, why it's money more money into his empire. He just wanted more money into reserves.