What kinds of inequality should we be worried about?

Most political theorists are egalitarians of some sort. While I personally find Derek Parfit’s argument in “Equality and Priority”—that egalitarianism sometimes says making others worse off without making anyone better off is good in one way, or even required—extremely convincing, and hence call myself a “prioritarian”, I have trouble dealing with the arguments in Michael Huemer’s […]

Budget 2013: The good, the bad and the ugly

It’s not saying much, but this was George Osborne’s best budget yet. These tax cuts are long overdue, though they are not significant enough to solve Britain’s growth problem. Cutting taxes for businesses will stimulate investment and job creation, and reducing the tax burden for low- and middle-income earners will make life easier for them. […]