The battle will be over how to get the economy's winners to pay for an increasingly costly poor. Last weekend Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Lawrence Summers, the director of the White House's National Economic Council, refused to rule out raising taxes. Despite the White House's subsequent denials, this may be an early acknowledgment of an inexorable trend. In a future with higher taxes, the divide between rich and poor would be the central economic challenge.
Unfortunately, such measures are only stopgaps. In the end, we may be forced to learn to live in a United States where, by stealth, "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need" becomes the guiding principle of government -- or else confront growing, unattended poverty
The Washington Post has lost its idiotic mind if it thinks that communism brings prosperity, do they see everyone in North Korea, Cuba or the old Soviet Union getting rich? In a communist country everyone is dirt poor except for those running the government. Maybe the Washington Post thinks it is part of the government? They've acted like they were running the country for decades and now they have totally lost their minds.
Why would they even run such a ludicrous article?