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Why are we blind to inequality?


THE concept that human beings should be equal is very old. It was the fight against injustice and inequality between the French royalty and the citizens that drove the 18th century intellectual Jean-Jacques Rousseau to write “Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.”

These words sparked the French Revolution. Across the Atlantic in 1776, the newly independent United States wrote into the American Constitution, “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.

Sheng , column , inequality , economies , Think Asian

   

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