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Single Idea 21043

[catalogued under 25. Society / C. Social Justice / 1. Social Justice]

Full Idea

Debates about distributive justice are about not only who gets what but also what qualities are worthy of honour and reward.

Gist of Idea

Distributive justice concern deserts, as well as who gets what


Michael J. Sandel (Justice: What's the right thing to do? [2009], 07)

A Reaction

So the 'undeserving poor' get nuffink? Does just being a human being deserve anything? Obviously yes. That said, we can't deny the concept of 'appropriate reward'.

Book Reference

Sandel,Michael: 'Justice: what's the right thing to do?' [Penguin 2010], p.179