213. Higher Taxes May Be Only Solution

August 9, 2009 § Leave a comment

To increased number of poor. Do I beleive it? Sort of, but there is also the coming agricultural economy.

With the march of technology, the size of a future American underclass dependent on public support for part of its livelihood is hard to predict: 10 million, 20 million, 100 million? We could imagine cities where entire neighborhoods are populated by people on state support. In France, generous welfare has already produced huge suburban housing estates, les banlieues, populated with a substantially unemployed and immigrant population, parts of which have periodically burst into violent protest.

So, how do we operate a society in which a large share of the population is socially needy but economically redundant? There is only one answer. You tax the winners — those with the still uniquely human skills, and those owning the capital and land — to provide for the losers.

via Gregory Clark — As Economic Disparity Grows, Higher Taxes May Be Only Solution – washingtonpost.com.

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