Max’s Views: Sour Grapes: ***1/2

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Most people agree that wealth inequality is a serious problem. The large and growing wealth gap isn’t just unfair, it is a danger to the stability of our regime. Politicians like Elizabeth Warren and especially Bernie Sanders are popular, above all, because they are seen as advocates for the people against the rapacious rich. The problem is that politicians seem to think there is only one way to redistribute wealth: raise taxes. It is a little fishy that the one idea they have is the one that specifically enriches and empowers them. If we were serious about taking from the rich, we’d come up with a more imaginative gameplan. How about encouraging corporations to give their employees shares of stock in every paycheck? This would ensure that Wall...

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