Social Philosophy and Policy



EQUALITY, HIERARCHY, AND GLOBAL JUSTICE


James M.  Buchanan  a1
a1 Nobel Laureate and Advisory General Director, Center for Study of Public Choice, George Mason University

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Abstract

Western liberal societies are described by a mix of two contrasting ethical presuppositions, that which commences from a perspective that views persons as natural equals and that which commences from a perspective that classifies persons hierarchically. Differences in this mix among separate polities may create difficulties as principles of justice are extended across national boundaries in response to continuing globalization.



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