Intermediate Hypothetical Bleg
By Bryan Caplan
Steve, would you please name a few examples of citizenist policies that you think go slightly beyond the limits of our moral obligations to outsiders? A few examples of such policies that you think are just barely within those limits? Inquiring minds want to know.
To reduce Steve’s workload, I’m soliciting intermediate hypotheticals for Steve to assess. Please share them in the comments, and perhaps Steve will read them and respond. I’ll start:
Would it be morally permissible for the U.S. to impose a tariff on imports that raised median U.S. income by 1% but reduced mean non-U.S. income by 10%? If this were permissible, would you actually advocate it?
Please be civil in the comments.