Friday, August 01, 2014
Character, another politically incorrect factor in the inequality debate
Going back to income inequality and human capital, character plays a large, but politically incorrect role in a person's human capital Research shows that character is important. Racism, sexism, discrimination, oppression, corporate-domination, etc. are the Left's favorite theories. Character is conveniently ignored. The Right focuses on incentives, regulatory barriers, etc. Character is not easy for government to influence. It can help parents work on the problem. Perhaps the educational system can help. Dumbing everything down does not help. Making sure every competitor gets an award does not help.