7 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2017 Last revised: 4 Mar 2017
Date Written: 2016
In this short essay, I argue that the pursuit of equality beyond equality before the law and a generous safety net is to be resisted. That pursuit tends to produce impoverishment and repression. And it is at odds with the pursuit of excellence, beauty, individuality, and achievement. A state of true equality is a dystopian spectre.
Keywords: Equality, Wealth, Safety Net, Equality before the Law, Repression, Non-Material Inequalities
JEL Classification: A00, A10, K10
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Alexander, Larry, Against Equality (2016). San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-255. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2909237