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G. A. Cohen on the Dialogue between the Rich and the Poor

Gerald Allen Cohen, in Rescuing Justice and Equality, pondered about the nature of the conversation between rich and poor folks. As a pretty strict egalitarian, one can guess that he does not take a liking to inequalities in wealth, especially when the labor burdens and the freedom of choosing where to work are the same for the those who work.   657 more words

Difference Principle

Fighting povertry - but how?

A blogpost by Cal Abel explain why this is about lesser goverment control and prodction of (enough) energy.

Getting back to the global income distribution, we need to consider Adam Smith’s statement that “[w]herever there is a great property, there is great inequality”.

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Gratis geld - Leids Universitair Weekblad Mare, 5 juni 2014

Vloekend stond ik bij de printer. De pagina’s van het boek dat ik voor mijn docent moest scannen, werden opgenomen door de printer en ergens heen gezonden, maar waar naartoe? 594 more words

Leids Universitair Weekblad Mare

91 Days Of Thuoght On The Wall

Chapter 3 of A Theory of Justice by John Rawls (Harvard University Press 1971)
The veil of ignorance from The Pig Who Wanted To Be Eaten by Julian Baggini… 810 more words

Happiness

Public Schooling and the Veil of Ignorance

As I noted in my first post on this blog (comparing charter school districts to Obamacare), it can very difficult to judge the merits of a new public school system given our attachment to the existing public school system, as well as how, individually, each of us benefits (or doesn’t benefit) from the existing structure. 293 more words

School System Design