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What’s wrong with equality?

01.12.50

What's wrong with equality?

Economic debates today are haunted by the spectre of inequality. From David Cameron to the Occupy movement, everyone seems to agree society has become too unequal. Indeed, demands for more equality are now used to curb individual freedom, religious freedom and apparent ‘excess’.  In this debate filmed at the Battle of Ideas, panellists don’t agree, but there can be little doubt the meaning of equality has been transformed, and not for the better.

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S Kelly said:

Ok this made me think maybe equality is being used to curb freedom but I still think we need to put the two back together somehow, although I get the point the meaning of equality has changed beyond recognition.