Problem

Trivialization of equality

Other Names:
Simplistic concept of equality
Collapsed concept of equality
Egalitarianism
Claim:
A principle difficulty with egalitarianism is that of specifying in a concrete case when the requisite conditions for equality and procedurally just transactions have been met. A major objection to the radical call for redistribution of planetary resources according to egalitarian considerations is that it is unrealistic. Since there is no theory of global justice providing for institutions that would compensate for uneven distribution of resources then such an approach cannot be effectively implemented.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET