“Life’s unfair?” Cultural differences between UK and US

What does “fair” mean? Is fairness related to responsibility, liberalism, freedom of choice – and “freedom” to deal with the consequences – whether you win, or lose? Or is it more about everyone following the rules and “playing the game”, rather than trying to win it – a kind of “social glue” that binds a society together by taming the differences between its members? And who exactly gets to define what “fairness” is?

Between the amusing and the sociological, this article deals with cultural differences in relation to the concept of fairness (read article here).


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