Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Dec 2012 19:11 UTC
In the News "Peers and scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking are once again pushing for an official pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing. Turing's death from cyanide poisoning in 1954 was ruled a suicide, coming after his conviction for gross indecency at a time when homosexuality was illegal." The fact that he still hasn't been pardoned is an utter disgrace.
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RE[6]: And justice for some...
by Alfman on Tue 18th Dec 2012 04:42 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: And justice for some..."
Alfman
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JAlexoid,

"Or maybe by the same logic you should take a cut in your salary/wage be be treated the same way as a person without a track record. You know... being paid a higher salary/wage is also a way of treating you unequally(Even though I implore you to not do that, because I believe strongly that discriminating based on lack of achievement is perfectly reasonable)."

Of course I understand what your saying, but we need to be extremely careful not to go too far down that line and assume that all wage discrimination is justified. Wage/Promotion gaps can be the CAUSE of achievement discrepancies as much as they might be the effect of them.

There was an eddie murphy movie where some wealthy guys made this very bet and swapped places with some poor bum. In the end the rich guys became impoverished and the poor one adopted quickly to high society. Of course this is just a fictional comedy from the 80s or so, but I think there is still some truth to it.

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