Reihan Salam is often identified as a “conservative,” but for my money anyone thinking hard about how to reduce income inequality is playing for the Blue Team. Wage subsidies – variations on, and expansions of, the Earned Income Tax Credit – seem like an excellent idea.
One question is whether any actual Republican elected official would support such a thing. GOP resistance to extending Medicaid to the working poor, and GOP enthusiasm for cutting Food Stamps, provide discouraging signals.
A second question is whether, or when, libertarians who care about inequality decide to start calling themselves liberals and voting Democratic.