Monday, August 01, 2011

Leave It to the Pros

Whenever I write about progressive taxation and social justice, I always feel totally tongue-tied. That's why I very much appreciate O'Halloran's post at Bad Attitudes for reminding me of a far more articulate advocate of economic opportunity and equality: Thomas Jefferson.

From a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to James Madison in 1785:
...The earth is given as a common stock for man to labour and live on. If, for the encouragement of industry we allow it to be appropriated, we must take care that other employment be furnished to those excluded from the appropriation....

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