Equality and Inequality: Facts and Values

  • Melvin M. Tumin


The disparity between the ideals of equality and the facts of inequality is a dominant fact in our lives today—in the United States and throughout the world. This is not to say that everywhere there is uniform endorsement of the ideal of equality, or that the actual inequalities are everywhere the same. Rather, legal and moral claims of entitlement to unequal portions of the good things of life can no longer be publicly advanced without showing that one has “earned” that right through some unequal contribution to the community.


Human Species Moral Claim Breeding Group Social Father Actual Inequality 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1973

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