I do think that there are some laws that could be added to make society better, and plenty that could be removed to make society better. There is also a good chance that the best possible society will fall short of the ideal society, and efforts to bring about the ideal society will have unintended ((net) negative) consequences. But given the equivocation in your last post to which I responded, I'm not interested in engaging beyond that with a very undefined term of "work(s)".rhendon wrote:That is hogwash. Does the current system work? If yes, then stop. If no, then try something else. So do you believe the current system works?My point was that suggesting plans for any alternative, whether a specific alternative quintile distribution or something much more vague, opens up the plans for an alternative to examination of unintended consequences.
I can say what I want though. I want more people to consistently have enough to eat, to have a place to sleep, to have clothes to wear, to have school supplies (and probably a few other things, but I think that illustrates it well enough). I don't think efforts to reduce income inequality (especially ones with goals and means that aren't even broadly defined) are going to have the consequences those calling for such things think will happen. Higher tax rates supposedly equaling higher tax revenues is one such outcome that doesn't seem to match intent like many insist.
For sure. One thing I do think would help the non-rich in this regard is easing of licensing requirements. Hair braiding needing a cosmetology license in many places is a good example. The less the government is involved in saying who is allowed to to what, the less those who seek to take advantage of the government's control of such things will be able to do so. Less of a system means less of a system to exploit into raising barriers for those whom trying to take advantage of new opportunities is the most risky and least feasible. (If anyone wants to intentionally misinterpret that and claim I think a guy named Mort who operates in the back of his Model T should be doing brain surgery, have at it.)rhendon wrote: When you are rich, you get more chances.