Fairness: Which veil do you wear?

  1. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Posting this as a philosophical companion piece to Sooner's thread about Ryan's fairytale budget [link to NYT op ed by former Reagan budget director.]

    This article talks about FAIRNESS from two diametrically oppose perspectives.
    To me, this explanation lifted the veil (to coin a phrase) on exactly HOW the "Veil of Opulence" works to get people to agree with -- and defend -- policies that are blatantly against their current self-interest.
    "What would Jesus do?" has been niftily coopted by "What would someone (i.e., YOU) do if you had the prestige, power and money of those guys...?

    I call it justice for wannabes.
    How about you?
    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/20 … ef=general