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Why Rich People Can’t Complain About Taxes

August 16, 2018

What are taxes, really?

In this episode, Taylor argues that far from being some burden imposed on rich people, taxes are actually part of the distributional institutions that *determine* who gets rich (and how rich they get).

Understood this way, complaints that the rich “already pay their fair share” are absurd.

Instead we should decide what distribution of resources we want, and create institutions — including taxes — that achieve it.

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Taylor Scollon

Taylor is a co-founder of The Cable.

@taylorscollon