Bad Lunches For All: Egalitaranism Run Amok

Blog, Economy, Ben Eisen

I suspect that even in Sweden, many folks will agree that this is an example of a municipality’s commitment to egalitarianism going too far.

A particularly talented lunch lady at a Swedish school has been ordered to stop doing such an excellent job because it is “unfair” to students at other schools who do not get to eat such good food.

Of course, taking away the freshly baked bread and delicious salad bar at School A won’t make the kids at Schools B,C,D,E and F any better off.  The municipality’s decision to restrain the talented and hard working lunch lady benefits exactly nobody, and is a small but interesting example of how radical egalitarianism can lead to ridiculous policy choices.