There is a strong moral case for a wealth tax

and one can see it in Nick Kristof’s New York Times column today. Allow me to offer a framing, if I may, before getting to the column. And this will NOT be about limiting the influence of excessive wealth upon our political processes. That is an argument for another posting. Rather my framing is this…

A majority of *Republican* voters now support a wealth tax

Thank you, Elizabeth Warren. Thank you, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Thank you, Bernie Sanders. Thank you every Democrat who has made income inequality an issue and shifted the national discourse back to an embrace of real traditional American values. It’s working. A recent New York Times poll revealed that many Americans want the government to tackle income inequality. That’s…