Why I Love Inequality

I often find myself designing a website where the footer must rest at the bottom of the page, even if the content above it is too short to push it to the bottom of the viewport naturally.

However, if the content is taller than the user’s viewport, then the footer should disappear from view as it would normally, resting at the bottom of the page (not fixed to the viewport).

If you know the height of the footer, then you should set it explicitly, and set the bottom padding of the footer’s parent element to be the same value (or larger if you want some spacing).

This is to prevent the footer from overlapping the content above it, since it is being removed from the document flow with position: absolute;.

There Is No Diversity Without Inequality

Inequality does not need to involve starvation, oppression, injustice, or cruelty. If everything and everyone were equal, what dullness that would be! Without inequality, there is no “better” or “worse,” One cannot better one’s life without the previous state being inequal to the latter state.

Inequality does not need to involve starvation, oppression, injustice, or cruelty. If everything and everyone were equal, what dullness that would be! Without inequality, there is no “better” or “worse.” One cannot better one’s life without the previous state being inequal to the latter state.

Without inequality, variety would disappear. There would be no quirks, no idiosyncrasies, no specialized talents, none of the countless and significant differences that make life vibrant and colorful.

The Scriptures, such as Romans 12:4 – 8, mention and uphold spiritual inequalities and differences:

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness. [emphasis added]

To end inequality among men, everyone’s life would have to end. For, even were it possible to ensure everyone had the same quantity of material possessions or monetary income, there would not be a way to ensure equal authority and power for everyone, or equal physical abilities.