March 6, 2024

Not equality, fairness

As this interactive graphic from the Office of National Statistics shows, back in 2020, the top 10% of individuals in Great Britain owned 48% of the wealth. The bottom 10% owned 0.2%

As a graph the distribution looks like this:

Things have got more uneven since then.

Nobody’s asking for equality of outcome.

Just a normal distribution.

A standard deviation diagram, showing a 'normal distribution' of any given characteristic. Picture Credit: M. W. Toews, CC BY 2.5 , via Wikimedia Commons