The 'Fairness' Fraud

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Conservative, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Conservative
    Offline

    Conservative Type 40

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011
    Messages:
    17,082
    Thanks Received:
    2,026
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +2,030
    Excellent piece by Thomas Sowell.


    RealClearPolitics - The 'Fairness' Fraud

     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  2. Trajan
    Offline

    Trajan conscientia mille testes

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Messages:
    29,048
    Thanks Received:
    4,751
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    The Bay Area Soviet
    Ratings:
    +4,756
    bob beckel should go to borders and find a book on critical thinking and have someone read it to him...
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  3. Conservative
    Offline

    Conservative Type 40

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011
    Messages:
    17,082
    Thanks Received:
    2,026
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +2,030
    You DID see the (D) after his name... right? ;)
     
  4. Ernie S.
    Offline

    Ernie S. Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Messages:
    33,660
    Thanks Received:
    7,712
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Ratings:
    +12,407
    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!
     
  5. Katzndogz
    Offline

    Katzndogz Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    65,659
    Thanks Received:
    7,418
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Ratings:
    +8,337
    The concept of fairness is based on the idea of equality of outcome.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. Conservative
    Offline

    Conservative Type 40

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011
    Messages:
    17,082
    Thanks Received:
    2,026
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Ratings:
    +2,030
    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.
     
  7. Ernie S.
    Offline

    Ernie S. Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Messages:
    33,660
    Thanks Received:
    7,712
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Ratings:
    +12,407
    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.
     
  8. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,419
    Thanks Received:
    5,406
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,281
    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.
     
  9. Dr.Drock
    Offline

    Dr.Drock Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    9,680
    Thanks Received:
    940
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +940
    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?
     
  10. g5000
    Offline

    g5000 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    55,976
    Thanks Received:
    9,333
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +24,524
    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.

     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 18, 2014

Share This Page