I found an interesting confluence of ideas between this op-ed at the Wall Street Journal on income inequality contrasting the experiences of Red States and Blue States and the article I mentioned previously on real-life economic experiments. The places with the greatest income inequality are Washington, DC, New York, and Connecticut. These are also not coincidentally the places where its citizens are most concerned about income inequality.
Here’s my modest proposal. DC and the two states can take strenuous measures to reduce income inequality. In five years we’ll come back and see how things have fared. Any predictions?