(Original post by Jebedee)
It's more than that I just think that. That's exactly what you said.
I wanted to be sure because I am not that familiar with Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.. I wasn't sure which part of her ideas/person you were refing to.
Anyway, to the point - yes sometimes its bennificial to ignore facts in favour of peoples emotions, if it leads to a bigger and more bennifical goal for society.
the way I view it:
lets say you live in a hypothetical nation of 40% x people, and 60% y people... lets say its a fact that x people are on average 25% less productive/smart/capable then y people.
Accepting the fact is fine... then what do you do with it? The most efficient model of organising that society is going to result in an effectively two-tiered society, with an upper strata predominatly made up of Y people, and a lower made up of X people. It will be highly efficienty and productive, but also unstable. The likelyhood is that X people will rebel and rise up at somepoint, either resulting in their forced subjication or a split of the nation.
A better option for me, is acting like the difference doesn't exist. You know it does, but by acting like it doesn't. Firstly, you don't hinder the exceptions from group X, who are above average for their group, and secondly, your sacrifice of a degree of efficiency gains you an improved level of harmony/social cohesion, which in the long-run leads to a more prosperous and stable society.
The difference betweenme and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, would be that she would deny the fact exists.. whereas I ackowledge and agree that the fact exists and is correct, whilst at the same time realising that its best for society as a whole to ignore it.
With the case in this thread - the evidence is clear to see. As this cafe owners business imploads around him... yes he is right, british workers are not as efficient on average as migrant workers... yes he would have been better off ignoring this fact, and still approaching the situation as if they were equal.
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