Narrative fail
Posted by aogMonday, 19 March 2012 at 11:14 TrackBack Ping URL
Mickey Kaus writes
Tim Noah buries the lede: Arguing that government policy can too affect income distribution, TNR‘s Tim Noah writes:

If you omit government redistribution from the calculations in the previous paragraph then four countries that previously were more equal in incomes than the U.S.—Portugal, Italy, Israel, and Germany—become less equal than the U.S.

Wait. You mean that social-democratic, union-heavy, solidaristic Germany has worse income inequality, before taxes and transfers, than the cowboy capitalistic U.S., with its large underclass and out-of-control Wall Street greedheads? Don’t tell the narrative. …

Remember kids, results count — unless they dispute The Narrative.

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