In the kind of world in which we live

In the kind of world in which we live - In the kind of...

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Unformatted text preview: In the kind of world in which we live, it is quite impossible for a government to establish laws of a general nature which will be of equal benefit to all of the people who are involved. Furthermore, that which may be injurious in its immediate effects may turn out to be beneficial in the long run. For these reasons, along with many others, it is not always an easy task to determine the precise course which justice demands in a given situation. There are, however, certain principles which may be recognized as pointing the way toward a just solution of the problems which arise. One of these is the avoidance of special privileges which are given to some persons but not to others. Another one is the necessity of taking into account the long- range interests of people rather than immediate satisfactions. Finally, it is the effect of a given policy range interests of people rather than immediate satisfactions....
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