PoliticsJan8 - Politics Jan. 8, 2007 Lecture: Theory of...

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Politics Jan. 8, 2007 Lecture: Theory of Justice – John Rawls: Justice as Fairness? Libertarianism argues against Rawls - current state of equality and inequality in advanced industrial society and globally - the world is growing more unequal both globally and locally - rich are getting richer - are the poor getting poorer though? - How to set the poverty line? Liberal vs Conservative view - Presentation of economic statistics is always politically charged - Distribution of wealth: the rich 1% has a bigger share of the wealth than they did in the 70s o There’s a U curve in the share of wealth axis from 1913 to 2007 o It’s changing the fundamental structure of our society when wealth is unevenely distrubted o The very rich have 14% percent of the wealth in Canada o The top 10% have almost 9 times as much wealth as the bottom level in 2004 o Are the poor getting poorer? The bottom 20% are not getting poorer, their income has stayed constant and the number of those poorest have declined
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course POL 105Y1 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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PoliticsJan8 - Politics Jan. 8, 2007 Lecture: Theory of...

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