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“Attack with financial weapons”
“Fight social injustice”
“Tear down the barriers”
Where is the language of kindness in here?
Reducing inequality is depicted almost universally as a battle.
If intelligent kindness is the solution, we need a new lexicon.
Kindness is personal; it is felt; experienced; there is a connection between the giver and receiver. If we rely on the state, the remote deduction of income via taxes, the algorithmic redistribution via anonymous institutions…we lose that. Connectedness seems key for the positive aspects to be felt by both, or even either, party.
So if intelligent kindness is to underpin social change, how do we integrate the personal element with the undeniably important role ‘the state’ has in coordinating our acts.