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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Collectivism and Individualism III: On Ethics

TL;DR: We are now examining collectivism and individualism from a moral standpoint. Individualism respects individuals and their particular goals as ends in themselves. Collectivism respects individuals only insofar as they aid in the achievement of a greater goal. Individualists can accept alternative lifestyles and opinions, while to collectivists any opinion that violates their greater goal …

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Power Doctrines II: The Problem With Power Doctrines

TL;DR: Power doctrines are deeply flawed in a number of ways. They inherently obscure reality through the collectivism. The most negative aspect of power doctrines, however, is that they have a high probability of hampering intellectual discussion by silencing critics of the power doctrine as vulgar defenders of the oppressive class. In effect, power doctrines …

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