Rewriting tax policy would help ensure equal opportunity and choice for all,

Rewriting tax policy would help ensure equal opportunity and choice for all, says Gareth Morgan and Susan Guthrie. Your view?

 

By Susan Guthrie and Gareth Morgan

Last week we looked at why our Welfare State has lost its way, sees fit to give families earning $100,000 per year a handout, stigmatises everyone (apart from the elderly) who receives a benefit as a loser, and regards those not in the paid workforce as non-existent.

Combine that reality with the ever-widening gap between the average wage and what those at the top of the paid workforce earn and you have a great recipe for alienating large tracts of the population – not just the poor but the majority who would never make it to the upper echelons of our white, middle class suburban nirvana.

Whether they be economic or social outcasts, outcasts they will remain – and that sows the seeds of widespread social unrest such as we have seen in Britain of late.

 

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