Ringing in Equality: The Use Universalism in Michael Walzernulls New Approach to Achieving Equality
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Cavallucci, Angela Maria
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What is equality? Some propose that equality of opportunity is fair and just. Equality is achieved when everyone is given a fair opportunity to excel in society, and citizens (in combination with a little luck) determine if they want to make good on the opportunity. On that interpretation, equality allows for lots of individual differentiation. The talented distinguish themselves from the less talented in the different areas of talent. These talented people earn more and occupy more prestigious positions in the society. Others object to this interpretation. Others have suggested that equality of result best represents the kind of equality with which all citizens would be satisfied. In this kind of egalitarian society, every citizen would receive the same type of reward for his/her actions. For example, each individual would receive the same sum of money or equal recognition for his/her accomplishments. Historically, equality has been used to level the playing field for all of a society’s citizens.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2005
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