More than you’d think really.  Human beings seem to intrinsically value fairness and equality and yet, as of today have constructed societies based on moving as far away as possible from any sort of equitable norm.

Take note of the piece on John Rawls and how using the Veil of Ignorance idea as a cognitive filter for making decisions.  I think it is a great idea adding to the list of processes one should go through in making tough decisions in the personal, moral and political sphere.