New York Times headline: Why we should stop fighting social inequality article Social inequality is the great equalizer.
But it is also the greatest danger to the very social fabric that the social contract built to ensure equality rests upon.
It is a problem of inequality that we need to confront.
And the only way to confront it is not to let it get worse, but to build a more just society that doesn’t require it.
As one social scientist put it, inequality is not the problem.
It’s the solution.
The solutions to social inequality aren’t just about raising the minimum wage, closing the prison industrial complex, and investing in public health and education.
They also include reducing racial disparities in wealth, increasing access to quality public services, and reducing income inequality.
These solutions are not mutually exclusive.
Inequality is the problem, and they will have to be solved.