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MAKING AMERICA WORK

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Pure egalitarians argue that all people are entitled to share equally in the

productive output of their government tax and transfer

society.11 policies that

Consequently, egalitarians favor would equalize, or at least tend to

equalize, the distribution of economic resources. Hoods, egalitarians often favor taking from the rich

Like latter-day Robin and giving to the poor.

Similarly, egalitarians might argue that week should be paid about the same.

everybody

who

works

forty

hours

a

11. See infra fig.6 (representing the egalitarians with the white bars).

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