Paper 2 - Kingdon writes, "While equality of result...

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Kingdon writes, “While equality of result isn’t the American goal, equality of opportunity is” (36). Compare and contrast these two types of equality. Of the ideologies O’Neil describes, which one would be most compatible with this idea of valuing one type of equality over the other? Explain. According to Kingdon(35), there is a “Central distinction between ’Equality of result’ and ’Equality of opportunity’”, the latter very much goes hand in hand with the American ideology of individualism and the former very much opposes that same ideology(Kingdon 35). Equality of result, from what I gather from having read Kingdon’s America the unusual, is a process whereby a state will try and reduce the gap, material and social, between it’s citizen so that no one sector of society lags behind and is left wanting, Reduction in inequality, for example, would be an example of ‘Equality of result’(Kingdon 36) . Equality of opportunity, on the other hand, is the right of all citizens to have equal right to the achievement of their aspiration. No one individual, whatever
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