Occupy Wall Street and the deradicalized Rawls

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October 26, 2011
The Moral Sciences Club
by Will Wilkinson  
Posted in Commentary

"One might sensibly imagine that if all liberties matter, and that if citizens are to enjoy the most extensive liberty compatible with a similar liberty for others, then economic liberty must matter, and citizens ought to have as much of it as possible. However, Rawls specifically denies that robust economic rights and liberties are in any way implied by his first principle of justice. Economic liberties are not among our basic liberties. This is Rawls' boldest claim." (10/25/11)


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