Arthur Brooks: America and the Value of 'Earned Success' ... The Tax Foundation reports that almost 70% of Americans take more out of the tax system than they pay into it. Meanwhile, politicians foment social division on the basis of income inequality, instead of attempting to improve mobility and opportunity through education reform, pro-growth policies, and an entrepreneur-friendly economy.
by Arthur C. Brooks
'We found that even when good things occurred that weren't earned, like nickels coming out of slot machines, it did not increase people's well-being.'