June 07, 2005

More Inequality! More! More!

Huh. You mean massive income inequality isn't actually necessary to make the world go round? I am shocked, shocked I tell you. Also, Deborah Greier makes what should be an obvious point but sadly isn't: "[T]he government should not be intervening through the tax system to make the gap between the very rich and everyone else actually greater than it otherwise is (in the absence of tax)." No shit, right? Yet that's exactly what the current tax distribution does; income inequality is greater than it would be if there were no taxes at all! So why is Bush promoting activist government that increases inequality? It's a mystery. Okay, it's not a mystery. But still...
-- Brad Plumer 10:51 PM || ||