No one knows where it came from—just like the myth of Scottish egalitarianism.
But in America, born free of any aristocracy, the arrival of modernism and egalitarianism was a far more gentle affair.
For a mere generation, UK-wide public policy had matched the notion of Scottish egalitarianism, at least moderately.
And how has the Scottish myth of egalitarianism survived two and a half centuries of severe inequality?
Historically, the Cossack way of living was one of disorder and adaption, of individualism and egalitarianism.
Commerce, however, injects a sense of fairness and egalitarianism into this Darwinist scheme.