03
Jun
11

Quote of the day, unwelcome observations edition

Here’s Bryan Caplan, commenting on the finding that “the key factor determining redistribution is the income gap between middle income voters and lower income voters”, and the consequence that “middle class Americans feel less solidarity with the very poor because the very poor are more likely to be black”:

Despite its surface appeal, solidarity is the #1 cause of self-righteous injustice against out-groups and naysayers.

If you’re not convinced, I offer protectionism as a first supporting example.  Protectionism aims, in the spirit of solidarity with “our fellow countrymen”, to preserve the opportunities of (relatively speaking) well-off First Worlders by denying opportunities to poor brown people who don’t speak English and live half a globe away.  This is apparently what “social justice” looks like.

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