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If I ruled the world: Margaret Drabble

Play egalitarian roulette - with a blindfold

By Margaret Drabble  

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If I ruled the world, I would go for global equality. I’ve been going on about this, to absolutely no avail, for many decades, but this would be my chance to make it work. I’d like to put all the world’s assets and cash into a big pot and shake them up and redistribute them like confetti, but I can see that’s not very practical. So I’d compromise and put into play John Rawls’s notion of the “veil of ignorance.” In my interpretation (though not…

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