It’s a stretch to call Patrick’s plan redistribution
The Boston Globe - 01/31/2013
IN HIS Jan. 24 Op-ed column “Invest, but don’t play Robin Hood,” Edward Glaeser criticizes Governor Patrick’s tax proposal as an inappropriate effort to use the state tax system for redistributive purposes. Reasonable people can debate whether state taxes are an appropriate means of pursuing redistribution of wealth. But labeling Patrick’s proposal as redistribution flies in the face of the facts.