Opinion (Boris Johnson, London Mayor): “Mr Johnson used a speech in tribute to Margaret Thatcher to argue that tackling economic inequality is ‘futile’ because some people’s IQ is too low for them to compete. … But his most controversial comments came when he said globalisation was intensifying the trend towards inequality.
“Mr Johnson said: ‘I am afraid that violent economic centrifuge is operating on human beings who are already very far from equal in raw ability, if not spiritual worth.
“‘Whatever you may think of the value of IQ tests, it is surely relevant to a conversation about equality that as many as 16 per cent of our species have an IQ below 85, while about 2 per cent have an IQ above 130. …
“‘I stress I don’t believe that economic equality is possible. Indeed, some measure of inequality is essential for the spirit of envy and keeping up with the Joneses that is, like greed, a valuable spur to economic activity.’
“He called for the creation of a new generation of grammar schools to help the brightest children from poor homes.”
My Comment: This is true in an egoistic society, but in an altruistic society, everything becomes equal because everyone gives to the best of his natural abilities and receives, regardless of giving, to the extent of his natural needs.