My dear friend Robin Hanson was recently harshly criticized for highlighting the symmetry between income and sex inequality. Robin:One might plausibly argue that those with much less access to sex suffer to a similar degree as those with low income, and might similarly hope to gain from organizing around this identity, to lobby for redistribution along this axis and to at least implicitly threaten violence if their demands are not met. One of the better responses is that extreme poverty causes death, while extreme celibacy merely causes unhappiness. Robin's reply:Many people are also under the impression that we redistribute income mainly because recipients would die without such redistribution. In
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