notes on who gets what a nd why

notes on who gets what a nd why - You cant live a good life...

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Economic Justice: how should a society distribute the benefits and burdens, which a society creates during its economic production. More specifically, economic justice refers to the topic of how a society should distribute its wealth, income, rights and opportunities. Libertarianism Liberty Laissez-faire capitalism- hands off capitalism Rawls argues that the haves make the haves not are better than they would be by government redistribution through government relaxation Socialism in the welfare state can only be maintained Ring of Gyges – Plato Glaucon argues that: Want to be able to screw other people and be seen as a just person Socrates thinks that when a just person (when puts on a ring) nothing changes – being a just person is always in your interest and treating other people fairly is always in your interest and treating people badly and getting away with it isn’t actually what you want.
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Unformatted text preview: You cant live a good life without being just. An unjust man will create a chaotic soul for a person. A good person must have a disciplined soul Adam Smith- Selfishness is good because it produces the benefits that other people enjoy. It’s not from benevolence or altruism that people do good things but because of selfishness. Its greed that generates wealth in a society and That nature of a person is not that different – the natural idea is to be able to barter and sell goods. The division of labor comes as a result from the human desire to exchange goods – my own well-being comes from other peoples selfishness. Selfishness is good because it produces the benefits that other people enjoy. John Rawls – social contractarian (believes that the people in the society sees rules that are agreeable to them)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2011 for the course ETHICS 101 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '11 term at North Park University.

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