Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Taxes Versus Charity

I was listening to NPR coverage of the US Republican convention, while playing Civilization V. In a speech by Mike Huckabee he contrasted Obama's and Romney's charitable giving. In Huckabee's numbers Obama gave 2% versus Romney's 16%. Admittedly in the tax returns that Romney released showed he pay taxes at a rate of 15%. More of Obama's income is "earned" than Romney. However the idea to replace public sources of welfare with private sources of charity is a nonstarter. It has already been tried in the 18th and 19th century, read Dickens et al. 


Anonymous said...

But the real question is, "How does Civilization V compare to the previous editions?"

(By the way: Chris's game is this coming Sunday at one o'clock. Will Glöm be there too?)

Anonymous said...

oops. That is Saturday afternoon for you. Sunday for Ardjuna in Korea.