Columnist David Brooks states in his column that “ … the majority of workers are not seeing income gains commensurate with their productivity levels.” [“Capitalism for the masses,” Opinion, Feb. 22]. He also states that “ … Republicans need to declare a truce on the social safety net.” So far, so good. However, then…More
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Reducing inequality is in everyone’s interest
David Brooks’ column “The inequality problem and its roots” [Opinion, Jan. 18] got it wrong.
First, his focus on the top 5 percent and the “bottom end” misses the middle class. Second, although he is correct that the causes of inequality are complex, he is wrong to suggest that there are “two different constellations of problems” that are not related.More
Standing up to marijuana legalization
How refreshing to read a columnist, David Brooks, who has the courage to stand up for what is morally right [“Marijuana: been there, done that,” Opinion, Jan. 5].
David Brooks argues that marijuana should not be legalized [“Marijuana: been there, done that,” Opinion, Dec. 5).
Brooks is a wise and eloquent writer and his argument is strong. But every point he makes could apply equally well against the legalization of alcohol, which is more addictive and dangerous than marijuana.More