Here’s the link.
Here’s the spiffy quick-quote:
In the USA the poor get 39% of the US median income and in Finland (and Sweden) the poor get 38% of the US median income. It’s not worth quibbling over 1% so let’s take it as read that the poor in America have exactly the same standard of living as the poor in Finland (and Sweden). Which is really a rather revealing number don’t you think? All those punitive tax rates, all that redistribution, that blessed egalitarianism, the flatter distribution of income, leads to a change in the living standards of the poor of precisely … nothing.
My time is broken up with training-prep and class-prep today, so blogging’s going to be light. As I start teaching while working, you’ll see less blogging until I’m well into my routine. So more “pointer links” for the short-term.