Inequality can have a bad downside, but equality, for its part, sure does get in the way of coordination.
Sure Inequality Downside
It is very reasonable to worry about the harm done by organized religion, and to prefer looser and more private arrangements.
Very Prefer Arrangements
Since 1970, relationships can be more volatile, jobs more ephemeral, geographical mobility more intensified, stability of marriage weaker.
The history of the Church of Rome is a constant leakage of members into such breakaway cults, which go on splitting.
Go Members Cults
Just in our lifetime our society has become looser and more private, it becomes extremely difficult to hold to any permanent commitment whatever, least of all to organized religion.
Whatever Becomes Religion
I have increasingly, over the years, felt that religion today does our civilization more harm than good.
Any great organization can go through sectarian phases.
Great Organization Great Through
When we are reflecting on terrorism we can grieve for many things we do and have done.
I am sure it must be true that people opt out of the mainstream society because they feel that there are going to be no rewards for them, if they stay.
I Because Sure
Hierarchy works well in a stable environment.
If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny.
Behind a leader there must be followers, but they should always be on the lookout for the main chance and ready to change sides if the current leader doesn't deliver.
Lookout Should Chance