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Government tax and spending policies combine to redistribute more than $2 trillion from the top 40 percent of families to the bottom 60 percent.

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  1. Adam says:

    “Fruit flies with better sex lives live longer.”

    Brace yourselves. People who don’t realize the difference between humans and fruit-flies are coming.

  2. Jackson says:

    “Can ObamaCare be sold at the mall?”

    It can’t even be sold online, I doubt it can be sold at the mall.

  3. Billy says:

    “The next big thing: Personalized heart care.”

    Personalized healthcare in general is the next big thing.

  4. Mark says:

    “Tyler Cowen explains why he didn’t do 23andMe.”

    He had some good reasons.

  5. Adam says:

    “Government tax and spending policies combine to redistribute more than $2 trillion from the top 40 percent of families to the bottom 60 percent.”

    And yet no-one seems to have been lifted out of poverty by it.

  6. Kilian says:

    “Would you like a bot that answers emails for you?”

    No. I agonize over emails. Having a bot do it would worry me.

    • Adam says:

      I’m the same way. I have to know that its correct before I send it. It reflects badly otherwise.

      • Billy says:

        It’s always a struggle to maintain basic social manners. I’m not turning that over to a machine.

  7. Floccina says:

    As a group, the bottom 60 percent of American families receive more back in total government spending than they pay in total taxes.

    Because of dead weight losses and other inefficiencies I am sure that the people from say 30% to 60% do not benefit from the transfer even though it is in there favor dollar wise.