The redefinition of equality

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27 Nov 2006

Today spiked has published an article by me on the redefinition of equality. In the past it used to be about raising the living standards of the masses to realise their full potential. Today it tends to mean attacks on “over-consumption” and support for various forms of rationing.

The peg for my article is the British Conservative party’s adoption of Polly Toynbee, a journalist with a left wing reputation, as their ideological guru. But the redefinition of equality is a global trend. For example, those who rail against global inequality are usually more concerned to limit consumption in the West than to industrialise the third world.

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