Income Inequality or Income Inequity? The Difference a Word Can Make

I have been noticing a trend in recent discussions of income inequality. Commentators have started replacing income inequality with income inequity. At first, I thought this subtle shift was a result of ignorance. In our word-impoverished culture, the right words get swapped for incorrect similar-sounding ones all the time (e.g., “disinterested” for “uninterested”). But as this trend toward using income inequity grows, I begin to think the subtle shift in language is intentional. There Read more […]