Discussion in 'Politics' started by Conservative, Feb 22, 2012.
Excellent piece by Thomas Sowell.
RealClearPolitics - The 'Fairness' Fraud
bob beckel should go to borders and find a book on critical thinking and have someone read it to him...
You DID see the (D) after his name... right?
Thank you sir! It IS Wednesday. Must read Sowell. Williams' column comes out today too. How racist of me that these 2 men are always part of my Wednesday!
The concept of fairness is based on the idea of equality of outcome.
unless ALL things are equal... upbringing, environment, personality, emotional state, income, etc., you will NEVER have equal outcomes everywhere, for everyone. It simply isn't possible.
Which is impossible to control long term.
If you took all of Bill Gates billions and distributed the money evenly between one million poor people, in 10 years 95% would be poor again and Gates would be a billionaire.
Fairness is when a worker recieves increases in pay commensurate with the increases in production. This has not happened in this nation. The increases in profits has all gone to the already wealthy. That can be changed voluntarily, or by taxation. At this point, I see taxation as the only way, as the GOP has made greed a virtue rather than a vice.
Hopefully by election time everyone sees this lie for what it is.
Democrats don't want to raise taxes on the rich, hence why they didn't when they had full power. They want their voters to think they want to raise taxes on the rich, and republicans want their voters to think democrats want to raise taxes on the rich.
Why would reps or dems want to raise taxes on the people who give them bribes?
Thomas Sowelll is something of a hero to me. I highly recommend his books. He is a protege of Milton Friedman and currently occupies that chair. His criticisms of "fairness" come directly from the great man himself.
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