Liberals and Political Kitsch

The link at RealClearPolitics said "Eliminating Inequality is Good for the Soul."  But at the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof's article a week ago was more bland: "Equality, a True Soul Food."Kristof was boosting The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.  They argue, using social science data about the developed nations, that societies with greater inequality demonstrate bigger health and social problems.  Obviously the solution is more center-left policies to socially engineer equality, from taxes to fighting global warming with a low-carbon, sustainable economy to employee-owned corporations.  In short, all power to the liberals!Obviously, if Nick Kristof is getting all tingly about some new center-left book, then conservatives need to know what is going on.  If you want to get my detailed look at The Spirit Level, you should look at my blog's Spirit Level Week.  But we...(Read Full Article)