“Ah Love! could you and I with Him conspire To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire, Would not we shatter it to bits—and then Re-mold it nearer to the Heart’s Desire!”
Ann Althouse posts a righteous takedown of Herman Cain and his so-called 9-9-9 tax plan here.
There has never been a saner and simpler proposal for tax reform than the “single tax” on the unimproved value of land proposed by Henry George. The honest progressive and the honest capitalist alike would find in it, if they looked, a facilitator of their respective instincts. Most importantly, in stark contrast to the abomination that is “our” politician-created tax “code,” the “single tax” has its sure foundation in Justice, as illuminated by, among others, Thomas Paine.
Combine the “single tax” with Thomas Jefferson’s “ward system” and you have my political philosophy in a nutshell.