Saturday, March 3, 2018

On envy...........................

Today we have a tax code that increasingly looks like codified envy.  Which is, strictly speaking, un-American.  We are not an envious people, we're an aspirational people.   That's why we're the only developed industrial nation in the world that has never had a large successful redistributional socialist party.  It's also the case that envy isn't fun.  Did you ever think it's the only one of the seven deadly sins that doesn't give the sinner even momentary pleasure?  (I'll pause while you go down the list ... )

-George Will

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