Matthew Yglesias. And I think the truth is that people don’t care, at least not enough people care enough to do anything about it.
I’d like to think that most Americans are just too insular to realize that our child poverty rate is absolutely off the charts in international terms, even when compared to other high-immigration Anglophone countries, to say nothing of the Nordics:
The alternative to people just not knowing is the idea that people just don’t care which, frankly, is an upsetting possibility I’d prefer not to believe in. …
Add this graph of tax progressivity (or lack thereof) from the NY Times (2005).