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Jodi Krakower MR 22 – Justice Unit III – Libertarianism Discussion Questions 1) The three libertarian thinkers we consider this week rely on a specific interpretation of equality. What do they mean when they use the term ‘equality’ in their work? 2) What vision of equality are libertarians attacking? Who, in particular, is credited with the views they attack? 3) Libertarians argue that any sort of equality but the one they advocate will lead to bad consequences. What are the bad consequences that they’re worried about? Are these legitimate worries? 4) What kinds of assumptions about human nature underpin libertarian philosophy? Or, put differently, what assumptions do they make about human motivations? Are they right about what drives people to work hard? 5) Friedman suggests the following: ‘the kind of society that would emerge if such acts of redistribution were voluntary is altogether different – and, by our standards, infinitely preferable – to the kind that would emerge if
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