A premise questioned

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November 14, 2011
Bleeding Heart Libertarians
by Fernando Teson  
Posted in Commentary

"I am reading G.A. Cohen’s Rescuing Justice and Equality. It is, like everything Jerry wrote, stimulating, original, and clever. The main claim in the book is that the Rawlsian argument for the difference principle is incoherent. Rawls argues that natural talents are morally arbitrary; therefore talented persons should use those undeserved gifts to benefit others. Thus, Rawls allows inequalities provided that they benefit the worst-off." (11/13/11)


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