Politicians and bureaucrats love to talk about involve themselves in attempts to fix inequality because it’s an open-ended task. For the bureaucrat, it’s job security. For the pol, there’s always something he can promise to fix if elected.
With the many varieties of inequality, a hard-working activist can always find his niche. Everyone knows about number sixteen, “Racial/ethnic/gender/sexual preference inequality.” Number four, “Inequality of money,” has been around for years and is a bit overplayed now. The inequality of God not looking with favor upon your offering goes so far back it doesn’t even have a number on the list. The green pastures are elsewhere.
There are emerging opportunities in #19, “Inequality of appearance (beauty, obesity, etc.)” In the near term, colleges should start expanding their offerings in lookism and appearance studies. Then longer term, Washington can establish a cabinet-level department to aid victims of the “inequality of having paid big bucks for a trash degree.” Remediation will be straightforward: employ them in that very department.