Why Equality Is a Flawed Moral Idea

A Review of “On Inequality” by Harry Frankfurt


  • Sukhayl Niyazov Independent Researcher




Economics, Equality, Inequality, Political Philosophy, Utilitarianism

Author Biography

Sukhayl Niyazov, Independent Researcher

Sukhayl Niyazov is an independent researcher and writer covering political economy and artificial intelligence. His works have been featured in The Globe Post, Human Events, Global Policy Journal, MerionWest, Areo Magazine, Towards Data Science, The Start Up, and other publications. 


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Kelly, Jonathan and Mariah Evans. 2017. “Societal Inequality and Individual Subjective Well-being: Results from 68 Societies and over 200,000 Individuals, 1981–2008.” Social Science Research 62 (February): 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.04.020

Piketty, Thomas, and Arthur Goldhammer. 2014. Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Pinker, Steven. 2018. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. New York: Viking.




How to Cite

Niyazov, Sukhayl. 2020. “Why Equality Is a Flawed Moral Idea: A Review of ‘On Inequality’ by Harry Frankfurt”. Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science 45 (June). Online:99-103. https://doi.org/10.22151/politikon.45.6.



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