Eshelman: Inequality the Engine of Prosperity

by Jay Eshelman

There is an article worth the read in today’s American Thinker, ‘a daily internet publication devoted to the thoughtful exploration of issues of importance to Americans’. And yes, let’s get this out of the way up front – ‘The Left’ characterizes American Thinker as being based on “extreme right-wing bias, promotion of conspiracy theories/pseudoscience, use of poor sources, and several failed fact checks.”

But to those of you who are rational and understand that confirmation bias affects us all, at least in the spirit of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer, I implore readers to consider this article. Even if you are on ‘The Left’ and offended by the precepts that you, more than those on ‘The Right’, may be contributing to our current malaise, please hold your nose, if only for a few minutes, and read this commentary.

And, if you consider yourselves unfairly characterized as being ‘A Right-winger’, a ‘deplorable’, and the myriad other (often offensive) characterizations out there, please take the time to consider this post as well. It will help you, at worst, to better understand and articulate the basis for your conservatism.

Winston Churchill once said that Free Market Capitalism is the ‘unequal sharing of blessings’. Aristotle once wrote: “The worst form of inequality is to make unequal things equal.” This commentary explains these tenants as well as any I’ve seen.

October 3, 2021

Inequality — the Engine of Prosperity

By Alexander G. Markovsky

A senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, a conservative think hosted at King’s College, New York City

Categories: Commentary

4 replies »

  1. “Aristotle once wrote: ‘The worst form of inequality is to make unequal things equal.'” Bernie and The Squad keep ignoring the truth and peddle “their truth.” Like Kamala to the ignorant college student parroting “her truth.”

    • Maybe Bernie, the Squad, and Kamala will take the time to read Markovsky’s missive. Or, if not, and better yet, maybe those who have elected them will read it.

  2. However, the unspeakable logic that says tax the lower levels and not the rich empowers the fanatical Left, while grinding the masses even farther.
    Equitable taxation combined with enforcement of anti-trust would improve conditions.

    • Nothing in Markovsky’s missive, or in any true free market tenant, hints at that ‘unspeakable logic’. Never mind that the top 50% of income earners already pay 97% of income taxes, while the bottom 50% of income earners pay less than 3%.

      On the other hand, I agree with your anti-trust sentiments. In that regard we can start with our education and healthcare sectors, which are anything but ‘free markets’ and, more often than not, operate as tax free corporations.

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