Thursday, February 22, 2007

Finally... Social Justice

The All England Club has announced that it will be offering equal prize money across the board to both men and women players with effect from and including the 2007 Wimbledon Championships.

Finally, equal pay for equal work. Social justice is on the march to fulfillment.

An evil, greedy capitalist might scoff and say that it amounts to equal pay for unequal product. When Mauresmo, Williams, or Hingis can compete with Federer, Nadal, or Roddick the product will be equal.

The All England Club can surely offer equal prize money, but any inference of equality on other planes is pure moonshine. I would not pay as much for a Yugo as I would for a Lexus.

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