Re: Mating Mind (was: Diamond, Miller, Gould, Darwin)

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Sat Jul 01 2000 - 09:15:11 MDT wrote:

> > Ordinary intuitions about "fairness" may be less than commonly assumed about
> > equal outcomes, and more about how well success correlates with genetic
> fitness.

> moral and political philosophy, the reigning school of thought, led by Ronald
> Dworkin, posits exactly the converse. ... benefits we accrue by dint of chance
> or of ... genetic attributes ... are exactly those that ought rightly be
> subject to redistribution. Those benefits that we accrue by dint of choice we
> can rightly retain. ... To judge what common folks say about trust-fund kids,
> I suspect that Dworkin may have done a good job of ... rationalizing envy.

I don't think you read my article (at
Thinking it is unfair for kids to get advantages from rich parents
("trust-fund kids") *is* one of the main predictions of my theory.

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