Neither the Kennedy tax rate reductions of 1964-65 nor the Reagan tax rate reductions of 1983-88 were enacted “to benefit the rich.” That is just a worn-out myth.
The reason governments cannot simply take money from some people according to how able they are, and give it to others according to how needy they are, is because people who were aware of that plan would not be foolish enough to accurately reveal their abilities and needs.
The Finnish experiments could help answer some of the many questions raised by a basic income proposal.
Social Security Advisory Board’s new report reveals the uncertainty related to the long-term projections for Social Security, with relatively small changes to some of the underlying assumptions significantly changing the program’s financial solvency outlook.
A recent Gallup poll finds that government employees are considerably more satisfied than their private sector counterparts with their compensation fringe benefits–namely government retirement plans (+25), health insurance benefits (+23), and vacation time (+17).
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