Saturday, January 18, 2014

Couldn't have put it better myself

My friend, Jim Bennett, author of The Anglosphere Challenge and co-author of America 3.0: Rebooting American Prosperity in the 21st Century-Why America's Greatest Days Are Yet to Come, summed up very what the panacea of taxing the rich to distribute among the poor really means:
Actually, tax the non-connected slightly more prosperous, and give the money to bureaucrats and crony NGOs claiming to be working on behalf of the poor.
We call them quangos rather than NGOs and our political funding rules are different from American ones but those are details compared to the essential point.


  1. Yet this tax and redistribute formula seems to play well over the last century. An easy sell because of the weakness of human nature it seems. An entire political economy can be built around this formula until Mrs. Thatcher's warning about "other people's money" finally happens. Then the serfs take to the streets.

  2. Alas to turn an uprising into a revolt then a revolution, we need a new group to fight to take and hold power. In essence, a new group to lead our oppression.