Income Inequality Is Often by Choice

As if one couldn’t tell by observing the daily crowds of people of color risking life and limb trying to enter the United States, America is not a fundamentally unjust society, but rather a beacon of hope for those fleeing injustice. New data from the Census Bureau confirm that the aspiring new citizens at our southern border are 100% correct that the U.S. remains the land of opportunity. Yet even as the rebounding U.S. economy continues to a be a global talent magnet, Democrats in Congress are still pushing the Bernie Sanders plan to disrupt American prosperity.

As the pols attempt to perform multi-trillion-dollar surgery on a U.S. economy in no need of government assistance, the argument rests on the specious claim that a sharp rise in U.S. income and wealth inequality necessitates a societal rearrangement. The Sanders myth is that Americans are trapped by greedy corporations and destined for low incomes. In truth Mr. Sanders sees no inequality problem when it comes to the bosses of communist dictatorships enriching themselves while their peoples share the equality of misery.

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