Fairness Is Equality, And Equality Is Perfection

1838 WordsJun 11, 20178 Pages
Distribution Day "Fairness is equality, and equality is perfection." The cold of winter had finally given way to gentle temperateness, and the spring sun shone over the massive, perfectly manicured lawn, dappling its light through the leafy branches of the grand, towering oak tree. Elana Steinbach sat peacefully thereunder, sipping cool, sweet lemonade for the first time in months as she perused a book. The leaves danced in the cool breeze; the whole environment was quite tranquil. There was nothing like the first day of true spring, when one could at last escape the stale, heated air and enclosing confines of the indoors. The subtle vibration of a phone jolted her from the world of the novel. Soundlessly, she closed the book and…show more content…
Evan Klein was among those whom Elana had adjudged unlikely to contribute to society. Growing up, his parents had received a modest amount of rations. While his family was never among the elite, Evan rarely wanted for much (though this could also be attributed to his selfless attitude). They had lived in a quaint but roomy house, an older-style stucco abode with a black, shingled roof. Their neighborhood, in the outskirts of the city, was what Evan used to refer to as a "Godilocks neighborhood"—a happy medium of not-too-crowded and not-too-empty. In contrast to Elana 's apparent opinion, Evan considered himself rather a bright man. His scores in school had been on par with his peers and he had exhibited a propensity for economics; he could have performed quite well in any number of entrepreneurial endeavors. Instead, his knowledge of economics had led him to idealism: he believed wholeheartedly in the value of the free market, and saw no good reason for society 's system of market-strangulating quasi-capitalism through the assessment of people 's "worth" and artificial allotment of resources thereby. In old times, merits were judged not by the government, but by employers, in true free markets. To question the ways of society was tantamount to the "sacrilege" of which people spoke in the era of religion, but Evan nonetheless felt that only the stupid could possibly be duped into thinking that the system under which he lived constituted economic
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