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Authors

Mark S. Stein

Document Type

Essay/Newsletter

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This essay discusses the means by which Nozick implicitly denies the conclusion that redistribution increases aggregate well-being. The author attempts to show how Nozick exaggerates the burden that redistribution places on the rich. Moreover, an attempt is made to show Nozick minimizes the needs of the poor, and further minimizes the suffering his system could cause. Finally, the author compares Nozick's implicit utilitarian arguments against redistribution with Jeremy Bentham's explicit reservations about redistribution.

First Page

339

Last Page

350

Publication Date

5-1-1998

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

Included in

Law Commons

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