Monthly Archives: January 2013

Amygdalas Economicus: Perspectives on Taxation

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) (Illustration by John Berkerly for The Economist, July 16, 2009) To understand how the rich and powerful managed to replace the “invisible hand” of the open market with the invisible fist of their autocratic institutions, we have … Continue reading

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Why Reducing Inequality Is Government’s Most Crucial Job

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) (Illustration from “Study: As Income Inequality Grows, Middle Class Areas Shrink,” The Liberal Curmudgeon, November 20, 2011, here.) In America today, we have the most unequal distribution of wealth and income of any major country on earth, and more … Continue reading

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Falling Off the Inequality Cliff

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) (Illustration found at “‘Fiscal Cliff’ = Economic Blackmail?” by Bombshell Betty, Palomino Road, here) The outstanding faults of the economic society in which we live are its failure to provide for full employment and its arbitrary and inequitable distribution … Continue reading

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