A. Barton Hinkle on the Great Inequality Debate

In the East, Bill de Blasio won
election as New York’s new mayor on a promise to end economic
inequalities. In the West, Kshama Sawant, a member of the Socialist
Alternative Party, won a seat on the Seattle City Council by
campaigning for a $15 minimum wage. A. Barton Hinkles posits that
correcting inequalities caused by system-rigging is desirable, but
“correcting” (as opposed to merely alleviating) inequalities caused
by merit-sorting would actually be unjust. It also would require
creating an inequality of a different sort: the inequality of

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from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2014/01/08/a-barton-hinkle-on-the-great-inequality

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