How to Explain Wealth Redistribution to a Kid

Bill Dyer, aka Beldar, helps his daughter understand what it really means to redistribute to others what one has worked hard to earn.

“What will probably be your best grade?” I asked.

“Guitar,” she said, “That will probably be a 97 or a 98.”

“Cool,” I said. “You really have been successful. But I think you should tell your Guitar teacher that you want to give six or seven of those points to some of your classmates who haven’t practiced so hard or don’t have the talent you have.”

She looked up at me, startled. “What?”

“That class is easy for you, and you have lots more points than you need for an A. They need those points more than you do,” I explained.

“Then they should have worked harder!” she protested.

Read Bill’s full conversation with his daughter at  I think he might even convince her to give up her Barack Obama lunchbox sticker!


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