Excellent point. I don’t know if I was being fair to JP’s views in describing the egalitarian urge as “unnatural.” And you’re right — in many ways it’s totally natural. The danger isn’t the urge itself but the urge to expand beyond the family or one’s small tribe to society at large. More here: https://medium.com/@russroberts/do-i-deserve-what-i-have-part-ii-9ee3ce75b46e?sk=460d465b0848304c51f6453325f23e8d

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