Well, business can’t. If you want to do [something about] inequity, a lot of the excess labor is going to need to go help the people who have lower incomes. And so it means that you can amp up social services for old people and handicapped people and you can take the education sector and put more labor in there. Yes, some of it will go to, “Hey, we’ll be richer and people will buy more things.” But the inequity-solving part, absolutely government’s got a big role to play there. The nice thing about taxation though, is that it really separates the issue: “OK, so that gives you the resources, now how do you want to deploy it?”
I was the commentator who asked the question that prompted this article. I’ve had gun dogs for many years (starting when Erlandson’s book was published) – initially spaniels and, four years ago, a labrador – Ned. I’ve always bought trained dogs about 18 months old and then continued their training through to early shooting days. It worked – and I’ve had some lovely, obedient, reliable and always friendly dogs. Then early this year my dear old spaniel, Sam, died (aged 16) and I decided to have a puppy from a litter Ned had just sired.