Sunday, October 28, 2007

Does Income Inequality mean the US

is a meaner, more brutish, and less equitable society?

Does it mean that rich people are a bunch of greedy s.o.b.'s who gain their wealth by exploiting the poor?

Does it mean that there is a special group of people, call them liberals or progressives, who have a special capacity for empathy for the poor that the rest of us don't possess?

Does it mean that this special group of people is morally justified in using government to force the rest of us to conform to their moral orthodoxy?