20 maio 2015
a desigualdade é boa
"High payoffs for lucky innovators motivate others to duplicate their success and avoid loss of status from failing to do so. Rather than lamenting the disparity of U.S. wages, we should cherish our good fortune." More equal societies work less, invest less, grow more slowly and ultimately leave everyone less well-off. In recent years, the U.S. "ran the table on Internet innovations, creating companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, Apple, Cisco, Twitter, Amazon, eBay, YouTube and others," while "Europe and Japan," with higher marginal tax rates, lower work-force participation and fewer hours worked per employee, "scarcely contributed."
Edward Conard, em Unintended Consequences
As sociedades mais igualitárias trabalham menos, investem menos, crescem menos e, em última instância, deixam todos mais pobres.