The Lowest Common Denominator of Equality
Bill Quick

JustOneMinute: Preemptive Props To Piketty

Messr. Piketty is on the verge of a major success in helping to bring down inequality in his home country. Based on these old but not hopelessly dated stories, the wealthy French are leaving France in droves to flee higher taxes. This high-earner exodus will bring down Piketty’s tax-based income figures when they are finally available in a few years, and champagne will flow freely as France celebrates its triumph over inequality (or at least over a rising trend). That is, the champagne will flow freely if there is anyone left to pick up the tab; otherwise we will be looking at table wine and tap water.

They won’t be happy until we’re all freezing equally in the cold and dark.  As has been the end for every single experiment with Piketty’s object of adoration, communism.

 

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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