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Politics and Fairness

"One of the most versatile terms in the political vocabulary is "fairness." It has been used over a vast range of issues, from "fair trade" laws to the Fair Labor Standards Act. And recently we have heard that the rich don't pay their "fair share" of taxes.

"Some of us may want to see a definition of what is "fair." But a concrete definition would destroy the versatility of the word, which is what makes it so useful politically."

~ Thomas Sowell

HT Column at Investor's Business Daily

Previous quotes about "fairness" were made on February 23, 2012, April 24, 2012, April 27, 2012, May 8, 2012, and May 10, 2012.


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