Sunday, December 15, 2013
Inequality: A Distraction
Why is everyone talking about inequality these days, from the President on down? I'm not saying that inequality isn't an important issue! But with our political system so riven by conflict that it's difficult to Get Anything Done, wouldn't it be better for the time being to focus on issues that we agree on, rather than ones that divide us? Since everyone who matters agrees on the need to slash Social Security and Medicare benefits for the sake of reducing the deficit, let's do it! There'll be plenty of time later to talk about more controversial issues, like whether government policy should be focused primarily on benefiting the rich. Let's solve one problem at a time, people!