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We live in an egalitarian society.
  favoring social equality for all people
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Egalitarian can mean different things to different people. All would agree that it references political equality and equal opportunity. Some extend the definition to include equality of results to protect those who are less talented, less lucky, or suffer from prior bad decisions.
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  • We live in an egalitarian society.
  • The egalitarian benefits of capitalism are seen in consumer electronics. In the first stage, wealthy consumers pay high prices to fund develop a product like video recorders. In the second phase, manufacturers learn to make the product less expensively. Finally, essentially the same product purchased by the wealthy is purchased by the masses.
  • Education is essential for an egalitarian society.
  • An egalitarian educational system is necessarily opposed to meritocracy and reward for achievement. It is inevitably opposed to procedures that might reveal differing levels of achievement.
    Robert Bork

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  • It actually was a kind of frustrated egalitarianism out of which, I began to understand, he derived much of his sense of alienation.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • And, he assumed, prevented anyone below from glimpsing the world, egalitarian and free from restrictions, within the Black Box.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • They picked up on the particular egalitarian ethos of the community, which discouraged the wealthy from flaunting their success and helped the unsuccessful obscure their failures.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • He embodies the Raider egalitarian ideal of no divisions between the men, no hierarchy.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Underpinning all of it like the fiscal standard in commercial societies lay a bedrock of depravity and violence where in an egalitarian absolute every man was judged by a single standard and that was his readiness to kill.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • The major reason is security, but there is also an element of embarrassment in this egalitarian society.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy

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  • I believe in his egalitarian treatment of everyone despite race, creed, or appearance.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • But I admire the American spirit of egalitarian-ism.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Socrates was not a democrat or an egalitarian.
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • Everyone did, even the attorney Giuliani, egalitarian and republican, perhaps because he knew that old cats and dying empires viciously insist upon decorum.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The moral of this story is that, though Americans consider themselves egalitarian and unsnobbish, they are full of notions, often snobbish, about how not to speak.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Egalitarian rotation.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Egalitarianism again.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • Did you really think that we, the great warlords of the most ancient and cultured empire the world has ever known, would leave it to unwashed peasants and their ill-born offspring, schooled in the discredited theories of egalitarianism?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
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