Is having a loving family an unfair advantage? – The Philosopher’s Zone – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Functional family interactions—from going to the cricket to reading bedtime stories—form a largely unseen but palpable fault line between families. The consequence is a gap in social mobility and equality that can last for generations.So, what to do?According to Swift, from a purely instrumental position the answer is straightforward.‘

One way philosophers might think about solving the social justice problem would be by simply abolishing the family. If the family is this source of unfairness in society then it looks plausible to think that if we abolished the family there would be a more level playing field.

Source: Is having a loving family an unfair advantage? – The Philosopher’s Zone – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)