Archives for July 8, 2011

Statecraft, Soulcraft, and the Politics of Envy

That's the title of my latest entry over at The Catholic Thing. ┬áHere's how it begins: Suppose a politician suggests that increasing the sales tax on yachts and private jets from 8 percent to 25 percent will increase government revenues that will onlyaffect the wealthy (who can afford it). So with this increased revenue the government may provide financial assistance to other citizens, including college students, the poor, and public employees. Imagine that┬áthis policy is implemented but the p … [Read more...]

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