(Berman 2002: 81). His plots explore the idealism, illusions concerning the American dream and the inevitable disappointment of the characters’ expectations. Fitzgerald (1925, as cited in Wilkinson 1950) once wrote about The Great Gatsby in a letter to Myra Mannes: “America's great promise is that something is going to happen, and after a while you get tired of waiting because nothing happens to people except that they grow old and nothing happens to American art because America is the story of the moon
can be a good proxy to understand issues of equitable distribution in societies. In this essay, I explore the content of both “capabilities” and “equal opportunities” from a philosophical point of view and assess how income gaps can be related to inequalities in opportunities and capabilities.