Equality before the law and material equality are in conflict

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January 2, 2012
Liberty For All
by Friedrich von Hayek  
Posted in Commentary

"From the fact that people are very different it follows that, if we treat them equally, the result must be inequality in their actual position, and the only way to place them in an equal position would be to treat them differently. Equality before the law and material equality are therefore not only different but are in conflict with each other; and we can achieve either the one or the other, but not both at the same time." (01/02/12)

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