Ask a Libertarian 2012 with Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch: Is There a Growing Income Gap? If So, is it a Problem?

Welcome to Ask a Libertarian 2012 with Reason's Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch. They are the authors of the book, The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, coming out in paperback with a new foreword covering Occupy Wall Street and more, on June 26.

In this video, they answer the question:

"Is there a growing income gap. If so, is it a problem?" - sent via email by Cason White

Produced by Meredith Bragg, Jim Epstein, Josh Swain, and Tracy Oppenheimer with help from Katie Hooks.

To watch answers from 2011's Ask a Libertarian series, go here.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    What is the official libertarian position on a flat tax?

  • The Hammer||

    The Official Libertarian Position on anything is pretty much "RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!!!!!!"


    If I'm gonna get taxed, it damn well better have a nice set of tits.

  • Concerned Citizen||

    If John Edwards can be a success in America, anyone can.

  • Pip||

    Wake me up when all of this Ask a Libertarian shit is over.

  • Chloe||

    So, that is 4 costume changes for Nick and 1 for Matt.

  • The Hammer||

    That's what being Editor-in-Chief means.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    So, that is 4 costume changes for Nick and 1 for Matt.

    And all of them hideous.

    Jus' sayin'

  • sarcasmic||

    It's not his fault. He just does the bidding of The Jacket.

  • Heroic Mulatto||

    Well, that's what you get for wearing an item of clothing sewn from the skin of children sacrificed to Moloch and enchanted with dark, eldritch magic.

  • WarrenT||

    The must be at lunch.

  • Mr. FIFY||

    Who gives a shit, and no.

    Next question.


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