The System Isn't Broken. It's Fixed

This paper has two distinct and related aims. First, I attempt to clarify the oft-made claim that somehow the “system is fixed”. What is meant by that charge and how is it distinct from other kinds of complaints with regard to economic inequality? Second, I attempt to show how important it is to und...

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Published in:Religions
Main Author: Lott, Micah (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2017]
In:Religions
Year: 2017, Volume: 8, Issue: 4, Pages: 1-6
Further subjects:B equality of opportunity
B John Rawls
B equality of outcome
B Egalitarianism
B Elizabeth Anderson
B joint cooperative activity
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Summary:This paper has two distinct and related aims. First, I attempt to clarify the oft-made claim that somehow the “system is fixed”. What is meant by that charge and how is it distinct from other kinds of complaints with regard to economic inequality? Second, I attempt to show how important it is to understand what we are doing together as members of a (political) economy. Without a clear conception of our joint, collaborative active, it is difficult to have a fruitful discussion of economic justice. Throughout the paper, I borrow insights from the philosopher Elizabeth Anderson.
ISSN:2077-1444
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.3390/rel8040057