You’ve identified traditional issues with active redistribution but are those applicable in a post-capitalist economy?
We don’t have a post capitalist economy. Are you assuming revolution?
More specifically the data in the article I was responding to shows that traditional, capitalist growth changes do not effectively correct gross wealth distribution problems. We are living in the failure of that approach.
Understood. My point is that there is no effective alternative to growth-as-a-solution within the boundaries currently enjoyed by individuals and the legal constraints imposed on the government by the Constitution and principles of our Democracy.
I’m interested to know what you consider a “robust” economy to be and how do we get there without active redistribution while transitioning to a sustainable, managed growth system?
Well, “robust” nowadays is defined as 3.0% GDP growth, I suppose. It was 4% prior to the events of 2008, but now 3% looks difficult.