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A Theory of Justice by John Rawls
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Oct 19, 2011

really liked it

I read this one quite a while ago in college, back when I was in the process of choosing which Western political philosophy is most aligned with my views. My prof recommended this one as a companion/alternative to classical liberalism Locke and Hayek. I have to admit the central concept of the "original position" is an interesting one, and while Rawls uses it to justify the basic welfare state (although without excessive inter-generational redistribution or punitive taxation), it can be used to argue for the merits of free markets as well.

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