Today's Big Questions
Is income tax a big socialistic income redistribution scheme, or is it just a more effecient means of helping people acquire services?
As one of my kids said,"Are we just chasing our tails here, or is there really the only difference that everyone gets at least something when government provides it versus when people have to use the marketplace?" And these are my regular history students! And young Mr. Capitalist came roaring into the fray to defend The Amuurican Way. And we were off for fifteen minutes of lively debate.
Hard to believe that this discussion started out by discussing the Populist party platform of 1892.
I'm so proud.