23 December 2010

The opposite of deserving is corruption

The opposite of deserving is corruption. 
To deserve is to be honored for a reason that respects the gift and its traditional power to distribute as broadly and as equably as possible. Equality guarantees the broadest and most diverse distribution. 
Corruption honors for the sake of concentrating power. Corruption is the opposite of equality for it reverses the diversity that comes of the diffusion of power. 

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