Saturday, September 24, 2005

Bartlett On Austrians

I agree with Bruce Bartlett's comment to this post on Austrian Economics:

" can you rationally discuss tax policy with people who believe that all taxation is per se theft? They simply don't accept the ideas of better and worse. If you are not for abolishing taxation, then you might as well be for 100% tax rates, the way the Austrians see it."

Indeed, pragmatism is important when you want to convince people who don't fully agree with you. Now that I think about this, his statement can easily apply to Objectivists.