Two New York Times op-eds on Tuesday ended on very good points. David Brooks lamented the Republican party’s focus only on economic conservatism, to the neglect of more traditional conservative ideas. He closed by saying:
Conservatism has lost the balance between economic and traditional conservatism. The Republican Party has abandoned half of its intellectual ammunition. It appeals to people as potential business owners, but not as parents, neighbors and citizens.
The American dream exists not because of the capital gains differential but in spite of it. It is the tax break that most glaringly exists to benefit the wealthy. If you have any doubts about that, all you need to do is read the latest Forbes 400.