Let's see here. One of these two was an economist whose proponents have misunderstood various parts of his scholarship yet has held up over time. The other was a philosopher without any real sort of empirical base from a group of economists who were disconnected with the economic experiences of people and how economic systems actually worked and has only become popular because some oppressive white assholes (mostly dudes) need some way to articulate why they don't want to support the undoing of systematic and institutional racism that remains rampant in this country. And no, OBAMA BEING BLACK doesn't mean we live in a post-racial America, as any of the Twitter users who call him the n-word can attest to. Unless you also think that Germany no longer has sexism against women because Angela Merkel is head of that country.
Wow, an entire paragraph and all you've said is that we still live in a Racist Country.First of all, just like there will always be criminals. Just like there will always be ASSHOLES (just look in the mirror and I'm sure you'll find one), there will always be Racists, Sexists and Homophobes. HOWEVER, Institutional Racism, or Government Sponsored Racism I believe is practically non-existent.OK, now that we got that out of the way, here's the problem. EVERY period where we've had Government massively raise the tax base, we've also seen economic depression, while the opposite has always been true. http://bit.ly/VAhHE4 Can you refute this? No. Can you show me a period of sustained economic growth AFTER significantly increasing taxes? No. So you're wrong period. The facts are in and the debate has been settled.
To borrow from my good friend The Rock, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU BELIEVE. What matters is what you can prove. And you still cannot prove diddly yo. Face it, your entitled self just doesn't like other people and would rather live in a country where your greed and selfishness can outwardly manifest itself to your heart's content.