0039 - What is equality & where is it going wrong in 2023 (Indian context included)

The Unlearning Playground

Jun 28 2023 • 19 mins

Equality is a topic that is central to any relationship, family, community and society. And that makes it an extremely important subject to discuss, especially in today's world where like anything else it is subject to a host of interpretations and biases and opinions.

In this video, I delve into the topic of equality in some detail.

I talk about what is equality, how we are measuring it, how we ought to think about it and (I can't stress enough how important this is) where we are going wrong with it as of 2023.

I think this is one topic that must be properly understood by everyone, especially in 2023. And what's more, if misunderstood, it can lead to the divisions we find so prevalent in our society even today.

Let's see if I can do justice to the claims above.
Only one way to find out. Dig right in.
Until next time.
Peace out.

==== Outline ====

(00:00) - Intro
(00:51) - What is equality?
(01:26) - How do you measure equality?
(02:10) - Equality of opportunity
(03:49) - Equality of outcome
(04:52) - The gender pay gap
(08:55) - Thomas Sowell, equity & equality
(12:11) - Equality in absolutely stupid things
(14:19) - Expecting equality where there can be none
(16:22) - Equality in the Indian context
(17:47) - Closing, with a Thomas Sowell quote

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