Reprinted by special request: the first of the Fear of Equality series of blogs that appeared in 2013. Who’s afraid of equality? Apparently, most everyone. #TBT
Part 1. Why People Fear Equality
I have just participated in an Internet dialogue on the PolicyMic site, where I occasionally leave comments that support ideas of equality and bullshit removal.
I had quite an interesting exchange with a defender of Capitalism that was fascinating. This person was adamant in his characterization and defense of Capitalism as a promoter of “freedom” and “liberty.” Through our exchange it became clear that he experienced a very strong reaction to the notion of Equality.
What kick – started this whole shebang were three points made by Whole Food’s CEO, John Mackey that needed to be challenged:
“The problem is not that there is an unequal distribution of wealth in the world. The problem is that there is an unequal distribution of capitalism.”
“Business has been hated by the intellectuals and elites for all time.”
“Profits ultimately create all growth, capital, and prosperity … Profits are created through voluntary…
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