Bob Lord, a tax lawyer and former Congressional candidate, is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. Bob previously served as an adjunct faculty member at the Arizona State University School of Law. Bob’s work focuses on the relationship of tax law to inequality. He contributes to both the Inequality.org website and to OtherWords, the Institute’s national syndicated editorial service. Bob also is a staff member at Blog For Arizona, the leading political blog in Arizona.
You might want to rethink all those really nice things you’ve been saying about ‘equality of opportunity.’
It sounds crazy, but a major distraction in our debate about inequality in America today is inequality itself.
We have taxes on the labor we do and another set of taxes on wealth.
Congress is gutting vital programs for the poor while heaping billions of dollars of relief on a few wealthy families.
If redistribution is so terrible, why do our policy wonks pay so little attention to redistribution from poor to rich?