Reading 24: Ch 43 – Equality

When you’ve finished the podcast, I’ll be very interested to know what was the most important chapter to you. For some beta readers, this is that chapter — the most important political chapter for driving home the metaphor of the sleeping world, as told through Jane. In this chapter, I explore the different interpretations of equality and where we risk going as a country when we take equality to the extreme, as predicted by Alexis de Tocqueville. Half of this future society is the same; they are near perfect equals, all happily sleeping, getting paid essentially the same standard rates, all sharing the same misery, and too busy sleeping to know it.

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