Skip to comments.Inequality, Anyone?
Posted on 02/21/2012 6:09:35 PM PST by writer33
Income inequality is one of those features of life that drive the Left crazy, as evidenced by Charles Blows recent New York Times op-ed Santorums Gospel of Inequality. The impetus for this headline was the Republican presidential candidates statement in a speech to the Detroit Economic Club that Im not about equality of result when it comes to income inequality. There is income inequality in America. There always has been and, hopefully, and I do say that, there always will be.
Fiscal conservatism may not be Candidate Santorums strongest point, at least judging from the 2012 analysis compiled by the Club for Growth. But the former senator certainly aroused Mr. Blows ire for pointing out something that just a little philosophical and economic reflection might have caused Blow to pause before venting.
Theres nothing intrinsically unjust (except perhaps in the mental universe inhabited by the liberal philosopher, the late John Rawls, and his legion of devotees in the academy) about income inequality. The person who chooses to assume higher responsibilities, take on more risk, or work harder (gasp!), for instance, often merits more monetary income than those who, for their own reasons, decide not to assume greater responsibilities or risks.
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For those interested.
Of Chipman, readers may read his "Sketches of the Principles of Government, Of the Nature of Equality in Republics" here.
In order to achieve equality of results, America's founders understood that the coercive force of the power of government would be required, and that tyrannical power and force would, of necessity, have to be applied to all citizens, rich and poor alike.
Today's so-called "progressives" disguise their tyrannical policies under many deceptive banners. In the end, however, it is their desire for power which motivates them.
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