Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Small and Flat

Ross Douthat, in another piece, makes a very interesting distinction between those conservatives who desire chiefly a "smaller" government and those who want mostly a "flatter" one. By "small" he's referring to the overall size and scope and by "flat" he means less redistributive. That is, it can be big, but still refuse to use that power to pursue the illusive/impossible goal of equality by redistributing income or wealth.

Do I have to choose? I say give me both. Nevertheless, it's worth a quick look.

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