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Single Idea 20591

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / B. Equalities / 4. Economic equality]

Full Idea

It is hard to get worked up over wealth inequalities if no one is suffering from them!

Gist of Idea

If there is no suffering, wealth inequalities don't matter much


Tuckness,A/Wolf,C (This is Political Philosophy [2017], 3 'Deprivation')

Book Reference

Tuckness,A / Wolf,C: 'This is Political Philosophy' [Wiley Blackwell 2017], p.72

A Reaction

The more the poorer group resent the inequality, the more they suffer. When is resenting huge inequalities in wealth justified? It depends how the big wealth was obtained.