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WHY EQUITY IS UNFAIR: A Teenager's One-Sentence Explanation

Equal chances don’t mean a thing when you can’t use them to demonstrate your competence.

Every so often, a young student will say something that just stops me right in my tracks. 1,485 more words

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Guest blogger at Childreach

I am honoured that Childreach gave me the opportunity to write a guest blog post for them. My topic of choice was role play. 6 more words

Who Deserves What vs. Who Wants What

What is a just distribution of wealth?

This is a question that many political philosophers have been tackling on for centuries and yet no one has come up with an answer that everybody agrees on. 707 more words


“The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance.”

—John Rawls.

Thought For Today

NOTES on John Rawls (1921-2002): A Theory of Justice

Distributive justice is concerned with the distribution of goods in a society. For example, how much of a safety net should there be for the poor? 1,635 more words


Anarchy, State, and Utopia: Critical Exposition

Below is an extract (the first section of Chapter 2) of Ralf Bader’s most excellent and crisp Robert Nozick (pp. 10-14).

Famously, Nozick begins his book… 1,233 more words

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Dancing With Destiny

If ever there were doubts that we live in a society racing toward oblivion, Donald Trump and his minions have erased any such foolish thoughts.  America―once a paragon within the world order for moral high ground―is now a cesspool of filth, hatred and treachery. 858 more words

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