[...] a difference may be horizontal, without anything or anybody being higher or lower, better or worse, whereas an inequality is always vertical, or involves ranking. [...] there is the mechanism of exclusion - through which a barrier is erected making it impossible, or at least more difficult, for certain categories of people to access a good life.
The killing fields of inequality Göran Therborn Soundings; Summer 2009; 42; Docstoc pg. 20 Reproduc
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