Budget Fairness Debate Down Under

A party official in Australia recently issued a public defense of the supposed “fairness” of the federal budget. In this commentary, an advocate with a different perspective on what Australian moneymakes for a “fair” federal budget offers an effective critique. The whole piece is worth a read but here’s our favorite excerpt:

 Governments have a broader responsibility to order society in such a way that the human dignity of each person is respected and the economy serves the good of all. This flows from the mutual dependence of people in society and their consequent responsibility to one another. Taxation and the regulation of institutions that conduce to human flourishing are expressions of government responsibility.

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