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http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/resources/multimedia/why-equality-better-everyone

Good overview of equality statistics

When you have an unequal society, the rich will own most of the property and so the rest, even if they earn a high salary relative to other more equal countries will be little more than serfs.

total equality does not work.

tried ,tested,failed.

..you still end up with a small clique of "overlords" trying to enforce equality on everybody else but themselves.

..but corporatism is just as much a sham.

basically what we need to revert back to is a sort of "stakeholder" capitalism....where obscene salary multiples between workers and bosses become a lot smaller, but the incentive to get better pay is based partly on performance of all.(ie bring back profit shares in a big way..and the same percentage for ALL )

..and cut the golden parachutes.

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total equality does not work.

tried ,tested,failed.

..you still end up with a small clique of "overlords" trying to enforce equality on everybody else but themselves.

..but corporatism is just as much a sham.

basically what we need to revert back to is a sort of "stakeholder" capitalism....where obscene salary multiples between workers and bosses become a lot smaller, but the incentive to get better pay is based partly on performance of all.(ie bring back profit shares in a big way..and the same percentage for ALL )

..and cut the golden parachutes.

The spirit level is known for missing some countries out (Singapore) and ignoring differences with in a country.

Here is a website debunking it.

http://www.taxpayersalliance.com/research/2010/07/factchecking-the-spirit-level.html

Edited by iamnumerate

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total equality does not work.

tried ,tested,failed.

..you still end up with a small clique of "overlords" trying to enforce equality on everybody else but themselves.

..but corporatism is just as much a sham.

basically what we need to revert back to is a sort of "stakeholder" capitalism....where obscene salary multiples between workers and bosses become a lot smaller, but the incentive to get better pay is based partly on performance of all.(ie bring back profit shares in a big way..and the same percentage for ALL )

..and cut the golden parachutes.

There never has been total equality, so it's a straw man.

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imo it started to go pear shaped when the Quakers were no longer ostracised. Before they became socially acceptable, the only work they could get was starting their own business or working for a Quaker business.

Their stance on ethics had non Quaker imitators who wanted to get on in business and copied Quaker ethics. Once the Quakers were able to get non business jobs like teaching, many left the world of business and many Quakers now think that being in business is somewhat 'dirty'. The vacuum they left in the business world has been filled by the shower we've got now.

So ironically, equality for the Quakers means inequality for the 99%.

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Meanwhile equality on the left means equality for everybody so long as the Metropolitan elite leaders can help themselves to a bigger share of the cake eg. Miliband about the only MP who would be hit by the mansion tax, Meacher with his property empire and helping themselves to their seven figure final salary public sector pots.

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Was just going to say this. It's still something worth striving for.

Equality of opportunity or equality of outcome? The former would be a worthy but unrealisable goal, and I don't even know what the latter would mean.

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