Equality, fairness, opportunity: pick two only
The above is the description in words that represent the graph of a power law(aka Zipf’s law). It is been observed that many of things in the nature follow this kind of graph. .For instance the distribution of wealth& knowledge in the societies is this way.
When I saw this again today , I got reminded a high level discussion that I was having with one of my Prof and a close friend on reservations issue. Fairness & opportunity should be picked as they are better combination when compared to the other choices and that is what we should strive for. It would be incorrect to model this distribution in any other way.(sweet spot for many is to model this as a bell curve (aka guassian graph)