Inequality Against Democracy

Here is an article that, whilst at times basic and obvious, does a good job of stating some core reasons as to the negative effect of inequality and thus reasons for including ways too reduce it within our society.  Here’s a brief taster:

“These are not just objections to inequality and its consequences: they are at the same time challenges to the legitimacy of the system itself. The holdings of the rich are not legitimate if they are acquired through competition from which others are excluded, and made possible by laws that are shaped by the rich for the benefit of the rich. In these ways, economic inequality can undermine the conditions of its own legitimacy.”


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