More on talents

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November 21, 2011
Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Fernando Teson  
Posted in Commentary

"I agree with Rawls’s defenders that by asserting that 'society owns talents“ he does not, and could not, mean that the state can force persons at gunpoint to use their talents in ways not chosen by them. What he and his followers mean, of course, is that the state can permissibly tax people’s income regardless of how the income was generated (work, inheritance, lottery)." (11/19/11)  

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