Friday, January 28, 2005

Apples and Oranges...

In "Distibutive Justice", the discussion of giving everyone "the same bundle of material goods an services rather than the same level (so everyone would have 4 oranges, 6 apples, etc.)" (pg.2). That portion of the article continues to discuss how certain people would benefit from trade and be better off because of certain products. Not that I agree with this theory of distribution, or the problem with this theory, but should there be a distinguished hault that's trying to be given to people restricting what they are able to obtain? Could a system ever be created that would start everyone at the same level and then changes would be left to that individual? Why would that work, or not? (What would happen to inheritants from parents and family?)

1 comment:

  1. It would seem to me that all of these theories are so far removed from what could ever be enacted that they are of seemingly little use. In these theories of equal distribution of goods and advantage it would seem necessary to have some body distributing such things. Isn't there something inherently unequal and unfair in that? Wouldn't that lead to some having an advantage of power and control and therefore advantage over others?