Monday, June 04, 2007

Should the state penalise the rich-but-dim?

"No one objects to the State intervening to assist the smart but disadvantaged. A massive middle class would go nuts at the sort of measures that government would need to introduce to ensure that Tristan and Jemima were exposed to serious penalties for being, well, thick. This is, to use a technical phrase honed by experts, a bummer of a public policy problem." —Tim Hames

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