By Devan Malore
“When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich” is attributed to writer philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Like simple solutions to complex situations, eating, taxing, shaming or suggesting access to heaven will be denied will not confront other issues that plague us. Class, race, gender roles, materialism, consumerism and hyper individualism are also entrenched in our culture. Even as more of us take baby steps toward joining the moneyed class, there will be others with more square footage to furnish, bigger trucks to drive, better parties to attend. Still, taxing the hard-working, hard-partying or gene-pool-winning affluent seems like a no-brainer, most of the time.
Malore is a contractor, naturalist and writer living on the edge of Lexington.