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Marked by or accepting of social, economic, or political inequality.
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(Sociology) a person who holds that people are not equal
1. (Sociology) opposed to equality
2. (Sociology) characterized by inequality
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(ˌɪn ɪˌgæl ɪˈtɛər i ən)

not egalitarian; lacking in or disdaining equality.
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Although Misdemeanorland criticizes the inegalitarian class and racial dynamics of the New York misdemeanor system, it does not explicitly resolve the normative question of how deeply managerial justice is to blame.
It is a particularly inegalitarian society, where a few individuals enjoy a privileged status and the impunity that goes with it while others have to struggle for even their basic rights to be recognised.
To understand the total inadequacy of the establishment response--not just how the immediate massive social and economic damage went unaddressed and became exacerbated, but how the handling of the global financial crisis actually reinforced the dangerously inegalitarian structure of our global economy--we have the gift of Adam Tooze's expansive, timely, and insightful treatise Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World.
But the evidence of gigantically rising percentages of people with refined tastes in literature and painting, and in the more or less sophisticated religious beliefs that Deneen and I share, suggests that even by an exclusive and inegalitarian definition, the pursuit of the transcendent (which leaves out worship of, say, the Chicago Cubs, with apologies to George Will) has been enabled, not crippled, by modern economic growth.
Day, Jr.), about canon law, the strict separation between spiritual and temporal power, ideas of empire and of national sovereignty (Sara Menzinger), the daily social experience of justice, the podestAaAaAeA system, the multiplicati of tribunals (Giuliano Milani), the inegalitarian notion that "money, like politics, was best left in the hands of men" (Holly Hurlburt), the tension between ideals and reality in how the average person experienced the church (George Dameron), the sheer number and variety of heresies in Dante's age (David Burr), and the extraordinarily rich documentary culture from which we can glean much about daily life (Edward D.
Beginning with the 'Bondwomen' article, motifs imported from Nietzsche's works, such as that of the master and slave moralities, gave Marsden's politics an inegalitarian twist.
Because ever-looser monetary policy alone is decreasingly effective beyond some point, it can be partly reversed with little danger to nominal demand; and slightly higher interest rates would temper, even if only mildly, the inegalitarian impact of the current policy mix.
He would never have envisaged the extent that inequality has become a modern evil and the way that the United Kingdom has become the seventh most inegalitarian country in the advanced world.
While the archaic village represented a type of egalitarian democratic organization with a homogeneous population composed exclusively of natives, based on a natural economy dominated by the use of primitive techniques of deforestation, the evolved type of village was organized on inegalitarian rights, where the rich started to dominate the poor (1998b, pp.
Highly egalitarian countries such as Denmark lose their highly skilled workers because, relative to less-skilled counterparts, their labor is rewarded less well, whereas the reverse is the case in highly inegalitarian countries such as Mexico.