Commentary: Unearned blessings of knowing a man
By E.J. Dionne
WASHINGTON — In thinking about inequality, we tend to focus on practical remedies such as raising minimum wages or supplementing the incomes of the working poor. We have far more trouble affecting that ineffable thing we call luck.
You do not get to choose your parents or where you are born, and no government program can guarantee that you'll benefit from acts of kindness and generosity that you do nothing to earn.
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