Against Equality

7 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2017 Last revised: 4 Mar 2017

Larry Alexander

University of San Diego School of Law

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

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

Alexander, Larry, Against Equality (2016). San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-255. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2909237

Lawrence Alexander (Contact Author)

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