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The Resource In all fairness : equality, liberty, and the quest for human dignity, ed. by Robert M. Whaples, Michael C. Munger, and Christopher J. Coyne ; foreword by Richard A. Epstein

In all fairness : equality, liberty, and the quest for human dignity, ed. by Robert M. Whaples, Michael C. Munger, and Christopher J. Coyne ; foreword by Richard A. Epstein

Label
In all fairness : equality, liberty, and the quest for human dignity
Title
In all fairness
Title remainder
equality, liberty, and the quest for human dignity
Statement of responsibility
ed. by Robert M. Whaples, Michael C. Munger, and Christopher J. Coyne ; foreword by Richard A. Epstein
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This excellent volume offers an incisive, indeed, decisive, critique of modern egalitarian thought, whose intellectual strength remains weak even as its popularity becomes ever greater. No summary can do justice to the arguments presented, all of which are strong in the two dimensions that matter most in policy work--a clear sense of theory, and a clear empirical grounding that tests the theories in question. The book's individual chapters all share those characteristics. To be sure, there is, out of necessity some useful overlap in their content, but the overall conclusion is inescapable. Whatever the abstract appeal of egalitarian arguments they cannot survive the institutional, political, and economic pressures of any complex society"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CHBCC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Whaples, Robert
Series statement
Independent Institute studies in political economy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Liberty
  • Dignity
  • Equality
  • Liberty
Label
In all fairness : equality, liberty, and the quest for human dignity, ed. by Robert M. Whaples, Michael C. Munger, and Christopher J. Coyne ; foreword by Richard A. Epstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • How "experts" hijacked egalitarianism
  • Adam G. Martin
  • 2
  • The misuses of egalitarianism
  • James R. Otteson
  • 3.
  • The conceptual marriage of Rawls and Hayek
  • Michael C. Munger
  • 4.
  • Foreward
  • The role of negative rights
  • Aeon J. Skoble
  • 5.
  • The impossibility of egalitarian ends
  • Jeremy Jackson and Jeffrey Palm
  • Part II.
  • The historical development of egalitarian ideas
  • 6.
  • Religion and the idea of human dignity
  • Peter J. Hill
  • The theoretical and practical pitfalls in egalitarian thought
  • 7.
  • A descent from equality to egalitarianism
  • Jason Morgan
  • 8.
  • Why redistributionism must collapse
  • James R. Harrigan and Ryan M. Yonk
  • 9.
  • The retreat from eqauilty before the law
  • William J. Watkins Jr. -- Part III.
  • Egalitarianism, economic performance, and the laws of economics
  • Richard A. Epstein
  • 10.
  • Classroom egalitarianism
  • Steven Shmanske
  • 11.
  • Financial egalitarianism in America
  • Robert E. Wright
  • 12.
  • The end of absolute poverty
  • Art Carden, Sarah Estelle, and Anne R. Bradley
  • 13.
  • Introduction
  • The unfair cost of reducing inequality
  • Nikolai G. Wenzel
  • 14.
  • Equality comes from economic growth
  • Ben O'Neill
  • 15.
  • Taxes and the myth of egalitarianism
  • Brian J. Gaines
  • 16.
  • Pushing for more equality of income and wealth
  • New thinking on equality, liberty, and human dignity
  • Edward P. Stringham
  • 17.
  • Good and bad inequality
  • Vincent Geloso and Steven G. Horwitz
  • Conclusion
  • Final thoughts on egalitarianism
  • Michael C. Munger
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Robert M. Whaples
  • About the editors and contributors
  • Credits
  • Part I.
  • Problems with the modern philosophy of egalitarianism
Extent
xxii, 309 p
Isbn
9781598133318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1131806069
Label
In all fairness : equality, liberty, and the quest for human dignity, ed. by Robert M. Whaples, Michael C. Munger, and Christopher J. Coyne ; foreword by Richard A. Epstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • How "experts" hijacked egalitarianism
  • Adam G. Martin
  • 2
  • The misuses of egalitarianism
  • James R. Otteson
  • 3.
  • The conceptual marriage of Rawls and Hayek
  • Michael C. Munger
  • 4.
  • Foreward
  • The role of negative rights
  • Aeon J. Skoble
  • 5.
  • The impossibility of egalitarian ends
  • Jeremy Jackson and Jeffrey Palm
  • Part II.
  • The historical development of egalitarian ideas
  • 6.
  • Religion and the idea of human dignity
  • Peter J. Hill
  • The theoretical and practical pitfalls in egalitarian thought
  • 7.
  • A descent from equality to egalitarianism
  • Jason Morgan
  • 8.
  • Why redistributionism must collapse
  • James R. Harrigan and Ryan M. Yonk
  • 9.
  • The retreat from eqauilty before the law
  • William J. Watkins Jr. -- Part III.
  • Egalitarianism, economic performance, and the laws of economics
  • Richard A. Epstein
  • 10.
  • Classroom egalitarianism
  • Steven Shmanske
  • 11.
  • Financial egalitarianism in America
  • Robert E. Wright
  • 12.
  • The end of absolute poverty
  • Art Carden, Sarah Estelle, and Anne R. Bradley
  • 13.
  • Introduction
  • The unfair cost of reducing inequality
  • Nikolai G. Wenzel
  • 14.
  • Equality comes from economic growth
  • Ben O'Neill
  • 15.
  • Taxes and the myth of egalitarianism
  • Brian J. Gaines
  • 16.
  • Pushing for more equality of income and wealth
  • New thinking on equality, liberty, and human dignity
  • Edward P. Stringham
  • 17.
  • Good and bad inequality
  • Vincent Geloso and Steven G. Horwitz
  • Conclusion
  • Final thoughts on egalitarianism
  • Michael C. Munger
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Robert M. Whaples
  • About the editors and contributors
  • Credits
  • Part I.
  • Problems with the modern philosophy of egalitarianism
Extent
xxii, 309 p
Isbn
9781598133318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1131806069

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