Liberty, Justice, and Wealth Distribution
Conferees explored “wealth distribution” rather than “redistribution,” as the former is the more fundamental and inclusive concept. Demands for a “redistribution” of wealth typically appeal to some principle of justice, so redistribution is defined by its intention to replace some existing pattern of wealth distribution that is deemed unjust.
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by By Helmut Schoeck
This classic study is one of the few books to explore extensively the many facets of envy—“a drive which lies at the core of man’s life as a social being.” Ranging widely over literature, philosophy, psychology, and the social sciences, Professor Schoeck— a distinguished sociologist and anthropologist—elucidates both the constructive…
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