Don’t Tax the Rich. Tax Inequality Itself. – NYTimes.com

Don’t Tax the Rich. Tax Inequality Itself. – NYTimes.com.

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Don’t Tax the Rich. Tax Inequality Itself.

THE progressive reformer and eminent jurist Louis D. Brandeis once said, “We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both.” Brandeis lived at a time when enormous disparities between the rich and the poor led to violent labor unrest and ultimately to a reform movement.

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