Policy 89: Economic Inequality and Capitalism 1
September 16, 2014
o Cohen: show that socialism is morally desirable
1. Socialist equality of opportunity: aims to redress all unchosen
Inequality would be due largely to how
Vox, Ezra Klein
November 24, 2014
Equality between the Species?
2. Equality between the Species?
o Which beings have moral status?
Beings who have moral status are beings we have to give moral treatment
November 4, 2014
What is Racial Integration?
1. Racial Segregation in the US: Past and Present
2. Does justice demand racial integration?
o Physical, geographical, social and/or institutional separation of people on the
basis of race.
Policy 89 David Dill
September 9, 2014
Crucial issue in public policy is equity/fairness
Want to make sure the resources and expenditures are used efficiently and that they are
Definitions of Equity
o The Utilitarian approach:
Economic Inequality and Socialism
a. Show that socialism is a morally desirable and socially/politically feasible conception of
b. Cohens argument:
1. Thought experiment Camping Trip
2. Two principles realized by the campin
November 18, 2014
Immigration and Inequality
1. Justice and Immigration
2. Coles Argument: Equality, freedom and open borders
3. Objections to Coles Argument
Justice and Immigration
o 3 Questions:
Do states (countries/governments) have a right to control
Policy 89 Democracy and Inequality
1. Democracy and Inequality
2. Justice and Democracy
3. Democracy vs. Meritocracy
Virtues and Vices of Democracy
o Uninformed or non-expert policy-makers/legislatures
o Ineffective selection procedure sel
Policy 89 Dillan Bono
September 11, 2014
Noxious Market Debra Satz
o Harmful outcomes to individuals
Poverty has harmful consequences to cognitive abilities
o Extreme vulnerability of participants
Lack access to resources and lack adaptability for chang
Policy 89 What is Discrimination?
October 7, 2014
1. What is discrimination?
2. Types of discrimination
3. Why is discrimination wrong?
People are moral equals.
o Its wrong to treat people unequally
Discrimination is wrong because discrimination involves