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John Rawls, Justice (and the Meat Ban in India)

Originally published: 5th October 2015

If you were to answer the question, what is the most desirable value that a society should embody, what would you say? 1,509 more words

Thinking Out Loud

Why Americans Misunderstand What Being "Liberal" Means?

During the past year, I followed the U.S. Presidential Election very carefully throughout its course. During the elections, I learned that Americans associate being liberal with being a socialist or leftist. 398 more words


Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought. A theory however elegant and economical must be rejected or revised if it is untrue; likewise laws and institutions no matter how efficient and well arranged must be reformed or abolished if they are unjust.

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The Deserving vs. Undeserving

             The Deserving versus Undeserving in the 21st Century

 Based on my personal observation and conversations over the past 7-8 years, the population of Columbia’s street poor consists of few undeserving. 998 more words


Ethics requiring heart and head

Most of us know darn well that we have to make some tough decisions sometimes. Do we lie to save someone’s pride? Do we give the bum some money? 734 more words


Happy Birthday, John Rawls!

Let’s remember and celebrate John Rawls, Feb 21, 1921 – Nov 24, 2002, the great political and moral theorist who thinks of justice as fairness, on his birthday. 269 more words

Happy Birthday!

“In constant pursuit of money to finance campaigns, the political system is simply unable to function. Its deliberative powers are paralyzed.”

—John Rawls.

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