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A Conservative Policy on Inequality

Yglesias makes an astute observation:

It seems to me that conceptual space exists for a form of rightwingery that takes inequality seriously and would put forth policy solutions to the problem that differ from those preferred by the progressive establishment. I might even like some of those policy solutions. But to get there, you would need policymakers willing to take the issue seriously, not just kind of wave it away as if outcomes in the world have nothing to do with policy choices [as Doug Holtz-Eakin does].

What would such egalitarian conservative policies be like, I wonder? I can imagine a conservative proposing tax breaks to companies that increase their median salaries as a means of supporting business and creating greater equality. If they existed, what else might such conservatives propose?

 

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…a form of rightwingery that takes inequality seriously and would put forth policy solutions to the problem that differ from those preferred by the progressive establishment

That’s pretty much National Socialism, isn’t it?

And on that note, I’m going to bed!

No, silly, it’s liberals, not conservatives who are the nazis. Haven’t you been paying attention?