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  • Sam Harris: How Rich Is Too Rich? (Barf Alert)

    08/18/2011 7:03:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Samharris.org ^ | 8/17/2011 | Sam Harris
    I’ve written before about the crisis of inequality in the United States and about the quasi-religious abhorrence of “wealth redistribution” that causes many Americans to oppose tax increases, even on the ultra rich. The conviction that taxation is intrinsically evil has achieved a sadomasochistic fervor in conservative circles—producing the Tea Party, their Republican zombies, and increasingly terrifying failures of governance. Happily, not all billionaires are content to hoard their money in silence. Earlier this week, Warren Buffett published an op-ed in the New York Times in which he criticized our current approach to raising revenue. As he has lamented many...