I have come to think of fairness as a condition that is like unattainable pregnancy. Something is either fair, or it's not. And it never is.
There are likely no situations about which every human being alive will judge things the same way. Someone somewhere will not share everyone else's view that such and such is one hundred percent fair. The world is full of outliers. Nothing is unanimous in the the grand scheme. We will never all agree.
That leaves us operating in situations where conditions are, by definition, unfair. They may be only somewhat unfair, or they may be grossly unfair, but regardless, they are not fair. There is no possibility of things being otherwise.
Which raises this question: Given the fundamental truth that things cannot be fair, what level of unfairness are we willing to accept in our government and in public policy?
Why don't we start the discussion here?