Equity and Equality

Equity and Equality are two strategies we can use in an effort to produce fairness. Equity is giving everyone what they need to be successful. Equality is treating everyone the same. Equality aims to promote fairness, but it can only work if everyone starts from the same place and needs the same help. – everydayfeminism.com

I have decided to become more interested in National matters and share my views when necessary.

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Just recently I have seen a fuss about 2017 budget Allocation for Capital project, although I have decided not to verify the figures and facts, but the comments have spurred me to drop this short note on equality and equity.

If every region is allocated same thing, while it might seem to be fair, there will be no equity. The southern states and some of the western states generate enough to sustain themselves, this cannot be said of most northern states.

Now I do not justify any shady deals that might or might not be involved in the background, but give everyone what he needs to survive, and let him grow the rest with what he has.

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I am sure for most parents you do not give all your children the same quantity of material things, you give more attention to your newborn that virtually does nothing than your grown up son, who does almost everything.

Equity, Equality, know the difference, know when each should apply, even in everyday life. Thank you.

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