Thursday, January 20, 2011

We need to redistribute the wealth...

...because the rich are, like, harshing my mellow:

But recent research does suggest two other reasons why the rise in inequality is a problem. One is that rich economies seem to provide disproportionate and growing returns to the already wealthy. The other is that inequality may literally be making people miserable by increasing stress and the hormones it releases.

Time to rethink the repeal of health care reform. If we can banish the specter of socialism by tranquilizing the envious, then it may be worth the costs after all.