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Comments on Getting to Ten Times Better by George Turner in reply to Aaron David

I'm sure plenty of muggers use the same logic. "It's not like they can take it with them when they go!"

There's no way around the Pareto distribution when small differences in talent, initiative, knowledge, or luck can affect outcomes. Equality is easy in a herd of grazers, but the more complicated a system becomes, the more unequal the outcomes will be. Marxism and other schemes don't even touch the fundamental problem that skills and success won't evenly distribute, and the more important skill becomes, the more unequal the distribution of outcomes is going to be.