The Tyranny of Equal Opportunity

Over at Law & Liberty, the skeptical doctor comments on a review of a new book that attempts to justify placing stringent limitations on “extreme wealth.”

In a sense, of course, we already have equality of opportunity. There are now no laws in any Western country to prevent anyone from pursuing any career merely by virtue of his or her birth or social origins, though increasingly we seem to be entering a semi-Stalinist world in which admission to certain positions or institutions is to be biassed in favour, and therefore also against, cherished or disfavoured social groups.

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