Ever since the French Revolution, people throughout the world have gradually come to see both equality and individual freedom as fundamental values.
Yet the two values contradict each other.
Equality can be ensured only by curtailing the freedoms of those who are better off.
Guaranteeing that every individual will be free to do as he wishes inevitably short-changes equality.
– quoted from ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ by Yuval Noah Harari