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'Fairness' is one of the great mantras of the left. Since everyone has his own definition of fairness, that word is a blank check for the expansion of government power. What fairness means in practice is that third parties - busybodies - can prevent mutual accommodations by others.
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously.
Despite a voluminous and often fervent literature on "income distribution," the cold fact is that most income is not distributed: It is earned.
The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.
Mystical references to society and its programs to help may warm the hearts of the gullible but what it really means is putting more power in the hands of bureaucrats.
You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.
With various people complaining about price gouging economist Walter Williams has coined a new term: "Tax gouging." But government is never accused of either "greed" or "gouging" not even when they bulldoze people's homes in order to turn the land over to businesses that will pay more taxes.
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