Equality. It’s not a dirty word. Say it. Feel it roll off your tongue. For such a small word it really hangs in the air.
I read The Spirit Level last year, and I highly recommend checking out the website of the people who run the Equality Trust.
The more equal a society the lower the rates of mental illness. The more equal a society the lower the rate of murder. I could go on for a whole bunch of stuff from social trust to obesity. Once a society gets to a certain level of wealth it’s no longer a question about gross national income but the quality of wealth distribution. I could go on further and explain with words but I think the short film with puppets below does a better job. Feel free to show it to your children or somebody else’s and brainwash them.
I believe in Equality. Equality as an absolute value – not some politically correct guff about “equality of opportunity”. Do you? Are you prepared to fight for it?