What's Right About Social Justice
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Do free market advocates care about the plight of the poor? In this video, Professor Matt Zwolinski argues that both free market advocates and social justice proponents can agree that the rules of a just society should work for the maximum advantage of its poorest members. They differ, however, mainly on HOW to achieve the best results for the poor.
A Cato policy paper on unintended consequences of "living wage" legislation: http://bit.ly/SES4DE
In the Philosophy Bites podcast, John Tomasi argues that economic freedom and fairness are compatible: http://bit.ly/SESn1v
The libertarian economist F.A. Hayek makes a Rawlsian argument regarding social justice: http://bit.ly/U4itZq
A Foundation for Economic Education piece questioning the effectiveness of welfare programs: http://bit.ly/ZcOXG0
A news story favorable to public assistance for the poor: http://cnnmon.ie/Tr3d7N