Three Ways to Value Equality
Cupit, G. (2004). Three Ways to Value Equality. In W. Aiken & J. Haldane (eds), Philosophy and its Public Role (pp. 122-134). United Kingdom: Imprint Academic.
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There is much inequality in the world — inequalities of wealth, political power, health care and life-span, educational and cultural opportunities, and so on. Some of these inequalities are shared around so that they tend to cancel out, but to a large degree this is not so, and some people are much better off overall than others. This is manifest on any plausible way of measuring how well off people are overall.
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