The Tax Code Is Rigged
It Enforces, Enhances, and Enshrines the Wealth Gap—but It Can Be Beat
For centuries, economists and social scientists have recognized that people’s actions, no matter how well thought through, have unintended and unanticipated consequences. At times the unintended consequence is minimal, such as the temperature in a freezer getting temporarily warmer when you place a new item inside of it. At other times the unintended consequence is so significant that instead of bringing a solution to a problem, it actually makes it worse.
Example Mack and Jessica were at a dinner party with several other couples. During the meal ...