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Finding remedies for inequality

April 13, 2014
La Vern Hoelscher, Marshalltown , Times-Republican

On April 3 the T-R published an opinion piece entitled "The Myth of Inequality." The author argued that "using inequality to justify social engineering or wealth redistribution is a proven formula for disaster." What if social engineering has been used to create a system of taxation that is proportionally more burdensome on lower income earners than on the higher? Is there not a minimal income for survival? How is it determined and who would create a remedy? Would it not be rational to find remedies for extreme inequality that would benefit the financially comfortable as well as the very poor?



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