Thursday, March 18, 2010

Reinhold Niebuhr on Inequality

Since inequalities of privilege are greater than could possibly be defended rationally, the intelligence of privileged groups is usually applied to the task of inventing specious proofs for the theory that universal values spring from, and that general interests are served by, the special privileges which they hold.
From Moral Man and Immoral Society. Via Matt Yglesias.

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