What could be more ambitious, I was asked, than democratization of access and genuine objective meritocracy?
It must be the ambition of any rational people to establish and maintain such institutions that guarantee these goals for their citizens. But I want to overemphasize the necessity for leagues and limit the attention spent on the ideal of equality. I say you don't want one level playing field, but several. And those several level playing fields are classes.
When I brought this up with The Brothers the other night, Doc made it crystal in one phrase: That's what neighborhoods are for.
- You don't want to get into the ring with Mike Tyson.
- You don't want to try to hit fastballs from Randy Johnson
- You don't want to get into an argument with a lawyer who gets paid 2 million a year.