Category Archives: Equality

Andre Beteille: Indian Society Today (1988)

Many years ago Jawaharlal Nehru wrote about Indian society that the group was of paramount importance whereas the individual had only a secondary place in it. He had in mind the three basic institutions of traditional Indian society, the village … Continue reading

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Promise of equality : Andre Beteille

By Andre Beteille IN THE past, Indian society was unique in the extremes to which it carried the principle and practice of inequality; today Indian intellectuals appear unique in their zeal for promoting the adoption of equality in every sphere … Continue reading

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Loury’s conclcusion on affirmative action

Specifically, minorities may under-invest in the skills needed to perform adequately in such positions, relative to the investment rate of majority workers. That is, policies intended to assure equality of achievement may end up producing inequality of skills.

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