Assignment 10 - support the “equal” compensation...

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Emily Leung AD08 Josh Moulton November 12 th , 2009 In the article, Compensatory Justice: The Question of Costs by Robert Amdur, it argues about who should be paying the costs for compensation. There following two principles were stated: the first principle was “compensation should be paid by the perpetrators of injustice, whether directly or indirectly”, the second principle “compensation should be paid by those who benefited from injustice, whether directly or indirectly” (Amdur 80). The conclusion for this argument is that the cost of compensation should be equal and not random. To have an equal cost of compensation is much better than to have a random compensation because an equal distribution is more effective in the long run. Amdur also supports this theory by using the thoughts of utilitarianism and Rawlsian ideas. Later on in the reading, Amdur continues to
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Unformatted text preview: support the “equal” compensation through many other examples and situations. Amdur also managed to mention what could happen if equality was not a solution to the problem. He stated that monetary compensation could be a possible solution. I think the author did decently in arguing his point, and it was put together very well. I also agree that the cost of compensation should be equal because in the future it will be more beneficial to everyone and not to a few selected people. Everyone has an equal chance and I think that everyone should get that chance. I also thought that the author did a good job creating examples and trying to create real life scenarios. Overall the author was good at arguing his points of view and supporting it with a lot of examples, and it was well executed....
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