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In national accounting terms, the distinction is between primary income distribution, which is pre-tax, pre-transfer payment and secondary income distribution which is after taxes and transfer payments. In practice, this distinction makes sense only from the narrowest of administrative perspectives, due to the interpenetration of the private and public sectors in every mature industrial democracy.

Rhetorically, "distribute" is an irregular verb:
I distribute.
You re-distribute.
He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Sep 14th, 2012 at 07:02:35 AM EST
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