If an action doesn’t reduce inequality why is government doing it?
I dunno really. We don’t ask the government to protect the nation by defending it, don’t ask them to define the nation by determining who may enter it, never call for the promotion of innovation and invention through the construction of a patent and copyright system, don’t argue for the repression of criminality through the censures of a criminal justice system, have no wish to generally promote justice through a justice system.
We only ever institute government and governance to reduce inquality, you’re right.
To put it another way, whenever a situation is looked at, and whatever question is asked, the criteria for judgement is does the resulting action reduce inequality and provide more opportunity for those who are otherwise excluded? If the answer isn’t yes in both cases then there is something profoundly wrong.
It’s not rocket science, but it sure as heck works.
The existence, role and funding of the Royal Navy is purely dependent upon its ability to reduce inequality.