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Making Life Fair

Robert42Vet Wrote: May 18, 2012 4:50 AM
if this was true, you would have nothing to gripe about in regards to the budget as you could just with hold your tax payments. Also i would think you could easily get a lawyer to sue for your past taxes paid to be returned. However it is just another crazy idea spread by people who do not really know, much like 911 being caused by the US Govt...no gold left in Ft. Knox....aliens crashing in Roswell NM.

When my wife was a liberal, she complained that libertarian reasoning is coldhearted. Since markets produce winners and losers -- and many losers did nothing wrong -- market competition is cruel. It must seem so. President Obama used the word "fair" in his last State of the Union address nine times.

We are imprinted to prefer a world that is "fair." Our close relatives the chimpanzees freak out when one chimp gets more than his fair share, so zookeepers are careful about food portions. Chimps are hardwired to get angry when they think they've been cheated -- and so...