The Saturday Evening Post


No moral intuition is more hardwired into Americ a n s ’ c o n c e p t i o n o f econom ic justice than equality of opportunity. While some of us may be rich and others poor, we are willing to accept such outcomes as long as everyone has an equal shot at success. The moral legitimacy of the market’s distribution of income rests on a presumption that our system rewards ingenuity, hard work, talent, and risk-taking rather than race, class, family connections, or some other advantage we consider unearned, illegitimate, or unfair.

“In every wise struggle for human betterment, one of the main objects, and often the only object, has been to achieve in large measure equality of opportunity,”

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da The Saturday Evening Post

The Saturday Evening Post1 min letti
Progress Signs Of
While many opinion leaders objected to the noise, smell, and congestion of automobile traffic, one Post author saw it as a sign of moral progress. The automobile as a moral agent is not recognized, yet it is easy to see the influence it will exert up
The Saturday Evening Post13 min letti
‘I Had Never Seen This Type of Doctoring Before’
Donna was in her mid-60s, with wide brown eyes and the smoky voice of a jazz singer. Her skin, sprinkled with freckles and sunspots, stretched tightly against her delicate cheekbones and jaw. It was an unusually balmy afternoon in San Francisco, and
The Saturday Evening Post5 min letti
Adventures Of The Mind
In 1874 Ulysses S. Grant was serving his second presidential term, federal Reconstruction efforts were attempting to heal the festering wounds of the Civil War, public school education was well underway, modern science was making inroads against Chri