I hope you’re sitting down for this one: Ben Stein has written a perfectly good column this week. It’s about fiscal responsibility: he says that the US needs to raise taxes, not cut them, and that if we’re going to raise taxes, we should raise them on the rich and not the poor.
Well done, Ben, you’re quite right. I’m not even going to quibble with the way you said it: this is a message which should be communicated in as many ways as possible. But I can’t resist noting that even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Maybe this is a good point at which to quit while you’re ahead.