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Author Frankfurt, Harry G., 1929-
Title On inequality / Harry G. Frankfurt.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2015]

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HB523 .F73 2015    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  HB523 .F73 2015    AVAILABLE  
Author Frankfurt, Harry G., 1929-
Subject Equality -- Philosophy.
Income distribution.
Distributive justice.
Description xi, 102 pages ; 19 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-102).
Contents Economic equality as a moral ideal -- Equality and respect.
Summary Economic inequality is one of the most divisive issues of our time. Yet few would argue that inequality is a greater evil than poverty. The poor suffer because they don't have enough, not because others have more, and some have far too much. So why do many people appear to be more distressed by the rich than by the poor? This provocative book presents a compelling and unsettling response to those who believe that the goal of social justice should be economic equality or less inequality. Harry Frankfurt argues that we are morally obligated to eliminate poverty--not achieve equality or reduce inequality. Our focus should be on making sure everyone has a sufficient amount to live a decent life. To focus instead on inequality is distracting and alienating. At the same time, Frankfurt argues that the conjunction of vast wealth and poverty is offensive. If we dedicate ourselves to making sure everyone has enough, we may reduce inequality as a side effect. But it's essential to see that the ultimate goal of justice is to end poverty, not inequality.
ISBN 9780691167145 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
0691167141 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 40025394372
OCLC # 908083876