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January 08, 2006

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et alia

I say tax capital and income, expand representation at all levels of government, make certain types of public service lifetime requirements, and be done with it.

Phil

Et, thanks. I would add that wealthy heirs should be required to serve in combat leadership positions, as they were in the English Aristocracy, so that Darwinian selection and work its magic, while providing an example of patriotism and self-sacrifice to the rank and file electorate. I don't think the rich should be be able to dodge that military commitment by buying a substitute as they did in the civil war, but if the price per substitute were in the tens of millions it might be worth considering for the sake of wealth redistribution to those with the pluck and mettle to be successful front line warriors.

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