There are several reasons they promote policies that keep poor people poor but basically I think they are following their moral philosophy which is based on their notions of “fairness.” They think it’s unfair that “good” and successful businesses should be forced by the gov’t to pay unworthy people more than they “deserve.” Satisfying their rules of morality are more important to them than the damage their policy does to everyone.

They also believe that the market always makes the “right” decision instead of understanding that the market always makes the “most bargaining power” decision, which result does not contain on any moral right or wrong component any more than the law of gravity always does the right thing.

If you’re interested in the foundation beliefs of the conservative and farther right philosophies, take a look at this column: The Libertarian Philosophy Is Really About Protecting Power, Not Maximizing Freedom

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The Poorer The Bottom 20% Are, The More Money It Costs The Rest Of Us

— David Grace

Graduate of Stanford University & U.C. Berkeley Law School. Author of 17 novels and over 200 Medium columns on Economics, Politics, Law, Humor & Satire.

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