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Is All Inequality Unjust?

Is All Inequality Unjust?
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The principle of equality precedes our government and is foundational to it. Thomas Jefferson believed this principle to be self-evident; Abraham Lincoln considered it the proposition to which the country is dedicated. But there are those who maintain that the opposite is closer to the truth. What is self-evident, they affirm, is inequality in power, wealth, influence, education, achievement and ability, between individuals and groups alike. 

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