What Do We Think Equality Actually Looks Like?

Dan Ariely invites readers to use a new app to think about what constitutes fairness

Dan Ariely invites readers to explore their ideas of equality in a new app, Fair Game.
Dan Ariely invites readers to explore their ideas of equality in a new app, Fair Game.

Inequality is an important topic and one that politicians and scholars spend a lot of time thinking about. But what does the general public think about inequality and the many ways it manifests in daily life? And how do factors like age, gender, or political leanings relate to our views on inequality?

Those are the questions Duke Professor Dan Ariely and his colleagues are exploring with Fair Game?, a new app that asks users what they think about the world as it is today and what they would want in a fair world.

The game asking users about 13 different topics related to inequality, from wage gaps to opportunities for education. Ariely will share findings every few days now through mid-November.

Play along by downloading Fair Game? from iTunes or Google Play.

New questions, as well as findings on past questions, will be posted every few days on the Fair Game Medium page until all 13 are explored.