Hayek: Social justice demands inequality

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  1. Votto

    Votto Gold Member

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    A good quote here from a nice little article:

    "The classical demand is that the state ought to treat all people equally in spite of the fact that they are very unequal. You can’t deduce from this that because people are unequal you ought to treat them unequally in order to make them equal. And that’s what social justice amounts to. It’s a demand that the state should treat people differently in order to place them in the same position. . . .To make people equal a goal of governmental policy would force government to treat people very unequally indeed."

    Hayek: Social Justice Demands the Unequal Treatment of Individuals

    What are your thoughts on this or the article?

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