Compensation Envy

The hits just keep on coming…George Will in today’s Washington Post (via Instapundit): The tax code, government’s favorite instrument for distributing wealth to favored factions, has been tweaked about 4,500 times in 10 years. Generally, the beneficiaries of these changes are interests sufficiently strong and sophisticated to practice rent-seeking. Government uses redistribution to correct social…

The New Authoritarianism

In the post Different Schools, we touched on the “progressive” belief that government is all-powerful and the person who heads that government is singularly empowered with the sum total of the governments authority. We posited that their belief that somehow people in government were a cut above the general populace and the higher up in…