Fair

Most of the world’s political disputes and social difficulties are based on subjective and differing understandings of what “fair” is.

What does the word “fair” mean to you, regarding income? Luxury? Choice? College? Employment? Wealth? Marriage?

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A picture of a fair on a fair evening.  You know I didn’t mean this kind of fair.
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Fair

8 thoughts on “Fair

  1. To me the word “fair” means that the outcome of an action is dependent upon the action itself, not on the person acting. Thus, the same crime committed by two different people carries the same sentence, the same job preformed my two different people yields the same salary, and so on.

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    1. gitabushi says:

      “Does the same job” is very hard to definitively quantify.
      What if one of them misses more time due to illness, or the other takes regular smoke breaks but both do generally the same volume of work?

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      1. gitabushi says:

        Which doesn’t mean I disagree with you, of course. Just that it is possible to have different people look at the same situation and disagree whether it is fair or not.

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      2. True, “fair” is a purely subjective term. There is no way to quantify “fairness”, which is why activists love to use it. No matter what concessions are made, it is always possible to claim unfairness.

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    2. gitabushi says:

      Which doesn’t mean I disagree with you, of course. Just that it is possible to have different people look at the same situation and disagree whether it is fair or not.

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  2. Blume says:

    An agreeable compromise. It takes two honest parties. Which you generally can’t get these days. Also we have a system were 3 or more parties are involved so 2 or more will agree to screw the rest. Like health care these days it seems everybody is out to screw doctors and nurses.

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