2012-05-17 08:16:24 by jdixon
I've been reading about taxing the rich and high unemployment and how the middle class is dying for as long as I can remember. What no one seems to be talking about is that these problems are orthogonal, not causal. Raising the taxes on billionaires is not going to buoy the middle class' ability to buy a new car. And neither will lowering taxes on the rich have the adverse affect. We're no more likely to see a trickle down effect from the government raising taxes as we are from lowering them.
What we really should be asking is what can we do to motivate business owners to increase employee wages without regulation? I'm not sure there is a good answer for that. I think this is a systemic problem within our upper class, one tied to a sense of privilege and a lack of personal responsibility to community.
I don't have any answers. I just wanted to get these thoughts down and see what others think.