The "new equality" departs from the traditional American view of egalitarianism. The emphasis has shifted from equality of opportunity to equality of result, and this change promises to have important impacts for business organizations and the society at large. The implications of this new egalitananism for the economy and the private sector are most immediate, and encompass a growing pressure for redistribution of income and wealth, economic status and power. The bureaucratic manifestations of this new equality include increased power and regulation over the private sector and the populace, quite possibly at the expense of liberty as well as efficiency.
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