The tension between preserving liberty and promoting equality is longstanding. On June 26, 1787, at the Constitutional Convention, Alexander Ham­ilton said: “Inequality will exist as long as lib­erty exists. It unavoidably results from that very liberty itself.” The push-pull between liberty and equality manifest in all kinds of ways — from discussions on the economy to freedom of speech to gun laws, to name just a few. Many of today’s most heated political debates relate to which ideally should be prioritized, or how to strike the right balance between liberty and equality.