Thomas Sowell on Social Justice & Death Taxes

Indeed.

“The question is not what anybody deserves. The question is who is to
take on the God-like role of deciding what everybody else deserves.
You can talk about ‘social justice’ all you want. But what death taxes
boil down to is letting politicians take money from widows and orphans
to pay for goodies that they will hand out to others, in order to buy
votes to get re-elected. That is not social justice or any other kind
of justice.”
— Thomas Sowell

  • http://www.marfdrat.net marfdrat

    I have never understood the justification for taking half of what somebody earned in their life, on the grounds that it’s somehow “fair”. Fair for whom? I think Sowell himself referred to it in some of his other writings as “theft”.

    • http://pretenseofknowledge.com/ speedmaster

       Absolutely.

      >> “I think Sowell himself referred to it in some of his other writings as “theft”.”

      I think even that is charitable.  ;-)