More on Equity and Equality

TL:DR: There are two kinds of equality: Equality of outcome and equality of opportunity. Equality of outcome offers the same results for all. Equality of opportunity offers the same potential for success for all. I show that neither of these positions are necessarily positive, although they can be in specific circumstances. When equity is the …

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Social Coordination

TL;DR: Social coordination is the degree to which each person’s interests benefit others. In societies with high social coordination, conflict is usually avoided because individuals have a hard time benefiting themselves at the expense of others. More social coordination within a society is always better, but social coordination by itself does not mean that a …

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Power Doctrines Master List

https://individualistthought.com/2016/11/18/power-doctrines-i-what-are-power-doctrines-social-philosophical/ Summary: Power doctrines are beliefs that utilize power analysis. Power analysis reduces society into two groups based upon an unequal distribution of “power”. The choice of what defines power is often arbitrary. From there, the whole social system is demonized, with most of the negative actions of the unempowered group being excused, and most …

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How the West Won Master List

https://individualistthought.com/2016/12/30/how-the-west-won-i-the-triumph-of-the-west/ Summary: This is a series about the impact that the dominance of Western Civilization has had upon the world in the last several centuries. This includes a long history of colonization, cultural development, and  military action. This article gives an extremely broad introduction to the history of the West. After centuries of being relatively undeveloped …

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Individualism and Collectivism Master List

https://individualistthought.com/2016/11/15/collectivism-and-individualism-i-social-philosophical/ Summary: Collectivism sees entities holistically, looking at them as rock solid units or “atoms”. Individualism sees most entities as being made up of smaller subunits, and looks to the behavior of these subunits for answers, although this does not deny the role of the collective. In reality no one is a perfect collectivist or a …

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