It’s becoming ever more obvious that many in Britain are wedded to a model of “State provision is better” It’s becoming ever more obvious that these people are wrong.
Whether in fields of health or education the cry goes up “private provision is wrong” “it’s unfair” “it’s unequal” “it’s immoral” “unfair advantage” “exclusive” “divisive” and so on.
Let’s first be clear about the word better. Something can be better than something else either in terms of effectiveness (does it work?) or in terms of morality. However morality comes in many guises and for too many in Britain equality has become their totem of moral good, not effectiveness.
So in both the health divide and the educational gradient are bigger now than they ever have been. The policy of valuing equality actually succeeds in worsening inequality.
Currently social class one have an average life expectancy about 10 years longer than social class 5. This is not a desirable outcome, nor is it inevitable. It is an inevitable result of a flawed morality of envy and equality that aims at bringing everyone down to a certain level.
Nothing can be achieved ever by levelling down.
Throughout history the people who have excelled, and made a difference have never been motivated by equality. They have been motivated by excellence, curiosity, awkwardness, joy of innovation.
Indeed. It's a good post: do go and read the whole thing and revel in the sinner that repenteth...