Thursday, September 27, 2012
Mitt Romney's taxes and the common goodJoe Stiglitz in Mitt Romney's tax avoidance weakens bonds of American society Guardian 09/03/2012 looks at how tax avoidance by prominent wealthy people like Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney serves to undermine the basic social contract in the United States:
Conservative politicians in the US underestimate the importance of publicly provided education, technology, and infrastructure. Economies in which government provides these public goods perform far better than those in which it does not.Democracy can't survive the extremes of wealth that our tax policies are creating. It isn't just about budgets or deficits, it's about the nature of our political system and political commonwealth.
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