No Such Thing As Equality – IOTW Report

No Such Thing As Equality

BCN:Is there a more brain-dead concept than to empower the government to fight “income inequality”? What sane, normal, rational human being thinks that human talent, drive, interests and opportunity can — or should — result in equal outcomes?

Despite my love of athletics, I knew in third grade that my friend, Keith, could run much faster than I could. For two years I played Little League ball, and I got better at it. But no matter how hard I tried or how many hours I spent, I could not hit, run or throw as well as my friend Benji.

Later in life, I started playing tennis, and I became quite passionate about it. But most of the people I played against had started playing years earlier, and most had taken lessons for years. I got better, but given my competitors’ head start, the gap remained.

Financial planners advise clients to start early and stick to some sort of game plan. Is there any wonder that those who do so will have more net worth than those who started later, or who lacked the discipline to follow and stick to a plan? How is government supposed to address these “unequal” outcomes?

Most entrepreneurs experience failure before hitting on an idea, concept or business that makes money. Even then, it takes 20 to 30 years of long hours and sacrifice, along with occasional self-doubt and a dollop of luck, to become a multimillionaire.

I recently saw a movie starring Cate Blanchett. She is a very good actress, but she is also strikingly beautiful. Is there any doubt that her good looks, over which she had no control, are a factor in her success? Is it unfair that an equally talented actress, but with plain looks, will likely have an “unequal” career compared with that of Blanchett?


7 Comments on No Such Thing As Equality

  1. The person that wrote this article underestimates the lefts desire and drive to achieve complete equality. They will take everyone’s money and redistribute it evenly. They will surgically alter all babies so there’s only one sex. They will find a way to measure superior physical and intelligence genes and neutralize those as well. Read the news, we are not that far away.

  2. Why do the rich keep getting richer while the poor remain poor? Because they all keep doing what they’re doing!

  3. Of course we have income inequality.

    I’d be poor too if I hadn’t applied myself in the job market and had pumped out a baby every year of my 20s.

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