How Can the Government Encourage Success? Stop Punishing It!

This article is part of series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In a Liberty Minute entitled “Punishing Success,” Helen Krieble points out the irony in the way our government rewards failure and punishes success: Ancient wisdom teaches that if you want less of anything, you tax it; if you want more, you subsidize it. Have we forgotten that simple principle? If we look through the lens of liberty, we see a government that rewards unemployment and business failure with welfare, and taxes productivity, profit, growth, job creation, and wealth. We pay taxes