Is inequality unequal?

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There is a Polish saying that, for a poor one, the wind always blows into the eyes. There are similar English sayings such as “the poor must pay for all,” “a poor boy never wins,” or “when it rains, it pours.”  But none of them encapsulates so well the banal truth that for the underprivileged, whatever takes place invariably means trouble. The most affluent among us, more often than not, can position themselves in a way that the wind blows into their sails. Many of us can achieve the same at least sometimes, perhaps suffer occasionally, or find a shelter…....

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Henryk A. Kowalczyk An engineer by training, an argumentative writer by calling, and an entrepreneur by necessity. In my youth, I was among those Polish political writers who paved the road to the peaceful system transformation that took place in 1989. Since 1985, I have lived in the Chicago area. Working in the service business, I have experienced an America not known to most politicians and political writers. I have built from zero a few successful businesses, both in Poland and in the United States. I write whenever I see that the prevailing voices in the political arena are misleading or erroneous. I write to tell it like it is.