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Equality of Outcome vs Equality of Opportunity
Equality of Outcome
is better than
Equality of Opportunity
Inequality breeds violence - and is hence a societal problem, that needs to be countered (see
Since everybody is born equal, the state should ensure that all citizens have equal outcomes.
Current economic systems could create substantially more equality of outcome without being significantly detrimental to equality of opportunity.
If the state ensured all individuals had equality of outcome, people would be free do what they love the most with their time.
Inequality of outcome breeds inequality of opportunity.
In a society with unequal outcomes, the poor will suffer more than other groups from illness.
Equality of opportunity is unmeasurable.
No one believes or expects literal equality of outcomes -- people are different, so the same outcome could not make everyone happy. What we should strive for is equality of fairness of outcomes.
Achieving equal outcomes for all citizens contravenes rewarding people based on the merit of their contribution.
Achieving equality of outcome is only possible if the state takes freedom away from its citizens. This is unacceptable. The state should not take away an individuals freedom, without their consent, in order to promote social justice.
The main goal of any society should be to ensure that individuals have material security and that they live fulfilling lives. It is not necessary for society to focus on achieving 'equality of outcome' in order to achieve this goal.
Equality of outcome is impossible. If everyone became equal at the same time, they would no longer be equal as soon as someone made a purchase or decision to do anything.
When societies try to achieve equality of outcome for their citizens, the citizens end up suffering.
Objectively defining or measuring equality of outcome is impossible. Therefore achieving equality of outcome is impossible.
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