Could a shift in perception heal the divide between the haves and the have nots in western society? What say you, Disinfonauts?
via The Week
What happened to America’s sense of egalitarianism?
“It is said that heaven does not create one man above or below another man.”
— Yukichi Fukuzawa
I’ve always been a communist revolutionary at heart. Inequalities between human beings have always annoyed me, and I have the strong desire to see them eliminated. In American society, we generally discuss three kinds of “equality”: 1) “equality of outcome”, usually meaning equality of wealth or income, 2) “equality of opportunity”, and 3) “equal rights” under the law. The first is typically supported by true communists and socialists, and some liberals; the second by centrist liberals; and the third by libertarians and conservatives. The arguments between proponents of the three types of equality are voluminous and endless.