This chapter uses the analogy of a “leaky bucket” to explain one constraint on the redistribution of income. a. What elements of the U.S. system for redistributing income create the leaks in the bucket? Be specific. b. Do you think that Republicans or Democrats generally believe that the bucket used for redistributing income is leakier? How does that belief affect their views about the amount of income redistribution that the government should undertake?

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This chapter uses the analogy of a “leaky bucket” to explain one constraint on the redistribution of income.

a. What elements of the U.S. system for redistributing income create the leaks in the bucket? Be specific.

b. Do you think that Republicans or Democrats generally believe that the bucket used for redistributing income is leakier? How does that belief affect their views about the amount of income redistribution that the government should undertake?

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