Oh make no mistake. There’s no doubt about it.
There are benefits to excluding other people from a pool, whether it’s a pool of applicants for jobs, schooling, or the risk pools for healthcare.
There are benefits to the people already in those pools that is. The people who have no access to those pools are out of luck.
So yes, it’s true. There are clear definite benefits there.
Arguments that those already in the pool might suffer a loss if others are included are potent and real and cogent.
But also, they are arguments for continued collection of the benefits of exclusion, arguments that those already in the pool have a right to benefit at another’s expense.
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