Equity, not equality, should be the goal

What’s so great about being equal? If we all lived equally but in medieval conditions, would that be better than some of us stuck in, say, 1950s living conditions but others living the 21st-century dream? Wouldn’t we all be better off if each of us were better off, even if not by equal amounts?

And how do we objectively measure equality in a subjective world? My definitions of success, happiness and fulfillment are bound to be different than yours. We have different economic, career, family, and spiritual goals and aspirations. How can someone arbitrarily take just our relative wealth and income to define whether we’re equally happy or successful? Study after study have shown that trust fund babies and lottery winners are some of the unhappiest people in the world. Do we want everyone equal to them?

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