how are you going to cure athletic genes?
if you want to cure inequality why just limit your crusade to wealthy parents and good schools?
poor but pretty girls have a far better chance of ending up wealthy than ugly ones.
LeBron James had birth advantages most other poor black boys raised by their mothers had.
Sorry I think I will fight as hard as possible those who want the government to redistribute income to make the failures feel better. I don't buy into your pie in the sky "its good for society" bs whatsoever. Its even more selfish than those who want to keep what they have
Of course, there would be more than simple monetary redistribution... there would be equality of education, equality of nutrition and so on.
Now tell me... how is that selfish?
sorry not buying it. you want your kid to have advantages such as top schools or top coaching, pay for it yourself and stop hiding your desires for the wealth of others in flowery social justice facades.
Agree, except... victim?I personally don't think those with overwhelming amounts of wealth are evil by nature... I've posted exactly how I see them in other posts. In summary, they are just humans like everyone else and mostly a victim or their environment
I understand some have a philosophical objection to inheritance, but we inherit lots of things from our parents and not all are financial. Some inherit more "assets" than "liabilities," some more "liabilities" than "assets," if you will. Philosophically speaking, why fixate only on financial forms of inheritance, if "fairness" is the name of the game?The way I thought would be to disallow inherited money, or at least minimize it to a certain amount, so long as other children were allowed the same.
So parents would theoretically be prohibited from privately paying other individuals to teach their children things?In addition, benefits such as going to better schools etc. would not be allow, instead, funding for schools would be allotted equally to all schools.
You just said going to better schools is prohibited!Parents could decide which schools they want their kids to go to based on that schools performance...
None of this makes much sense, compared to your comment about the rich being prohibited from educational advantages. How do you let people home-school while disallowing them from paying others to teach their children things?...or simply home school them... etc. there are many ways to make the starting line more even
You're right, and that ultimately includes your own proposals too.Of course these types of advantages couldn't be controlled.
Equality of opportunity is just as impossible as equality of outcome. Every species on Earth naturally produces exceptionally strong specimens and defectively weak ones. It simply cannot be controlled. And the mission to prevent parents from intentionally giving their children competitive advantage is not only irrational and immoral, it defies nature and reality.Remember, we aren't talking about equality of outcome here... simply equality of starting points (or as close as we can get it)... what I feel equality of opportunity should actually refer to
In Prometheus' case a few posts back, certainly no more than a grain.There is usually a grain of truth in any argument.
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus