An Approach to Teaching Rawls And Income Inequality

The “Great Enrichment” is suffering from success. A significant problem for poor people in developed nations is obesity. And the problems of extreme poverty have largely been banished in every nation that connects with the worldwide market for trade. The result is that the main talking point for leftist politicians is an outrage called inequality, […]

When Is Income Not Income?

When the Washington state Supreme Court says it’s not. But in 2021, the [Washington] state legislature ignored the plain language of the constitution, plus decades of precedent, to impose a special 7 percent tax on one type of income, capital gains. That blows through the constitutional strictures in two ways. First, as we pretty much […]