TOLFA Segment 7, Question 2

How can it be fair that people become successful and rich just because they were born with more talents than others? Surely taxation is needed to produce more equality of results? Yes it is, and no it's not fair. You are proposing to reverse 150 years of good progressive social justice
"Equality" is possible in terms of opportunity or of outcome - not both. Which do you want?
The premise is mistaken. Success comes from hard work as well as from inborn abilities, and in any case people have talents of different kinds. Consider "book smarts" vs "street smarts"!
If equal results are forced on everyone, what happens to the motive to excel?

Don't hurry away; even when you've got the right answer, try clicking on the others to see why they are wrong! Then when you have correctly answered this make notes in your student notebook, then go to Question 3.

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