In a Washington Post article, Arthur Brooks argues that conservatives miss an opportunity in refraining from the fairness debate, which President Obama repeatedly initiates in his remarks on the Ryan budget for 2012 and in regards to deficit and debt reduction in general. Brooks also responds to the argument that our society is inherently unfair, that birth and sheer luck have more to do with success than hard work. Most provocatively, he explains that “when politicians argue that, for the sake of fairness, we must raise taxes on the entrepreneurial class…they are unwittingly undermining the possibility of achieving the opportunity society they regret not having.”
Check it out. Brooks is the author of The Battle: How the Fight between Free Enterprise and Big Government Will Shape America’s Future.