> while it's not the "job" of taxation to redistribute wealth, neither is it
> the "job" of government to "help families" (cough) with exemptions for
> children or marriage (funny that to tax married people singly is considered a
> "penalty" (and all the hype over this tax when it applies to a very small
> percentage of couples anyway - just lots of good "pro-family" press for the
> states' electeds)).
Finally, we agree on something. ;-) More, not only is it not the "job" of the
gov't, in my moral formulation it's not even a good thing for the gov't to do.
> there is recognized somewhere by people with a more
> elegant grasp of positive reciprocity (the economic building block of even
> the most primitive societies) that what's good for one group returns to the
> other group in ways not mathematically projectable.
Free markets = positive reciprocity. Necessary AND sufficient. End of story.
> i am convinced that libertarians are posessed of (or by) a special brain
> chemistry that is complexity averse (wayne exepted).
It's a good thing *someone* is.
Only the irrational and the complacent accept *unnecessary* complexity without
challenge. Unfortunately, those folks appear to be in the majority.
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