Like it or not, in America, some folks will always have to work harder than others to succeed. The great economist, Milton Friedman noted that the word “fair” isn’t in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, or the Bill of Rights; those documents do, however, champion equal opportunity for anyone aspiring to achieve financial security. Even so, some folks espouse — often unwittingly — the idealism of equal outcomes for all, which kills the incentive society depends on for ingenuity and production.
The bottom line: While a free, merit-based society ensures societal inequalities will exist, it also offers virtually unlimited success potential — for everyone.
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