Friday, April 28, 2017

Promoting Resentment and Envy

"The devil himself?"
--Mary Rafferty (The Valley of Decision)

On the back of yesterday's post, here's a classic headline courtesy of NYT:

"Trump Tax Plan Would Shift Trillions From U.S. Coffers to the Richest"

The dishonest headline implies that the rich are getting some sort of gift or transfer payment. The truth is that those 'trillions' were originally owned by the 'rich.' A tax cut essentially returns property to its rightful owners.

Headlines like the above promote pathologies of resentment and envy.

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