Editor, New York Daily News
Mayor Bill de Blasio promises that, in addition to making incomes in New York City more equal, he’ll also shut down all horse-drawn carriages (“Bill de Blasio says he won’t horse around over New York’s controversial carriages,” Dec. 31).
In other words, while Mr. de Blasio’s thinks it “inhumane” for entrepreneurs to harness horses with bridles and yokes so that customers can enjoy paid rides, he thinks it noble for politicians to harness high-income-earning human beings with the yoke of taxes and the bridle of regulation so that other people can enjoy free rides.
I say ‘neigh’ to such “Progressivism.”
Donald J. Boudreaux
Professor of Economics
Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair for the Study of Free Market Capitalism at the Mercatus Center
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030