Soaking the rich is not fair

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September 6, 2011
Cato Institute
by Jeffrey A. Miron  
Posted in Commentary

"Liberals view high income -- meaning any income that exceeds their own -- as the result of luck or anti-social behavior. Hence liberals believe 'fairness' justifies government-imposed transfers from the rich to everyone else. Many conservatives accept this view implicitly. They oppose soak-the-rich policies because of concern over growth, but they do not dispute whether such policies are fair." (09/02/11)  

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