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Letters: Economic Mythology
Julie Polter (“The Rich Get Richer," August 2014) hits the nail right on the head, both in analysis of the issue and with her four policy suggestions. She correctly states that “Inequality is not the result of a law of physics ... therefore it can be changed.” Indeed, Thomas Piketty, in his recently published book on capitalism, writes that there is no invisible hand. Piketty, and now Polter, point out that economic inequality is the result of deliberate political action.
The argument of "Taxes and the Common Good," by Chuck Collins (April 2011), is supported by none other than Adam Smith, the "father of capitalism." Like Collins, Smith criticizes extreme concentrat
Sins of the System
Jim Wallis (“A Bad Morality Play,” February 2010) beautifully exposed the false dichotomy between greedy, casino capitalism and communism.
The Publick Expence
WILLIAM H. GATES Sr. and Chuck Collins are clear and persuasive in their January-February article "Tax the Rich?"
WHILE KURT WARNER thinks that many of us are missing the bigger picture with regard to the "larger theological drama at play on the athletic field," perhaps he is missing the stil