Our leftist friends have decided that income inequality is a scourge that must be addressed.
That might be a noble goal if they were motivated by a desire to improve the lives of the less fortunate.
Based on their policy proposals, though, it appears that the main goal is to punish the so-called rich. And they’re so fixated on that objective, Margaret Thatcher pointed out, that they’re willing to make the poor worse off.
But maybe their feelings of self-loathing and guilt are justified. After all, it seems that statist policies are actually associated with higher degrees of income inequality.