Why inequality?

posted by
October 2, 2011
Adam Smith Institute
by Tim Worstall  
Posted in Commentary

"As we know our hunter gatherer forebears lived in rigorously egalitarian societies: some of our instincts even now are that we should similarly be living in such egalitarian manner. No one has much more than the other and peace and harmony should prevail. We do certainly know that excessive (a changeable measurement, to be sure) inequality can lead to great unhappiness in a society. So, if this is so, how come the inegalitarian, unequal, societies, won out over those more equal?" (10/01/11)


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