Wealth is quiet. Rich is loud. Poor is flashy.
The assumption that spending more of the taxpayer's money will make things better has survived all kinds of evidence that it has made things worse. The black family- which survived slavery, discrimination, poverty, wars and depressions- began to come apart as the federal government moved in with its well-financed programs to help
One of the consequences of such notions as entitlements is that people who have contributed nothing to society feel that society owes them something, apparently just for being nice enough to grace us with their presence
The welfare of the people is the ultimate law
The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all
The principles are clear and explicit. The free market is fine for the third world and its growing counterpart at home. Mothers with dependent children can be sternly lectured on the need for self-reliance, but not dependent executives and investors, please. For them, the welfare state must flourish
Despite a voluminous and often fervent literature on income distribution, the cold fact is that most income is not distributed It is earned