I have been re-reading the birth narratives in Matthew and Luke in preparation for a talk to be given in December for the local Unitarian fellowship. Matthew 25:29 resonated with me because of the political activity in the USA at this time of year. Does this passage provide biblical backing for the US Republicans’ tax program?
Matthew 25:29 “For to all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.”
The Matthew effect has been studied in science, education, academy awards, etc., but Matthew and US federal tax policy?
Here is an academic paper on topic.
- Why Third Grade Is So Important: The ‘Matthew Effect’ (ideas.time.com)
- Another Case Of The Matthew Effect – NSF Advisory Committee Membership (pascophronesis.wordpress.com)
- DeWitte, Roels, and Stevens on The Matthew Effect: Why Current Pension Policy Helps the Rich Get Richer (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
- Demographics Isn’t Destiny. Vocabulary is Destiny. (coreknowledge.org)
- The Physics of Wealth: Income Inequality as Natural Law (Like Gravity) (taxprof.typepad.com)