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Economic Justice in Hard Times

  • Robert Lekachman
Part of the The Hastings Center Series in Ethics book series (HCSE)

Abstract

As Alexis de Tocqueville long ago observed, an important clue to the comprehension of American society is the natives’ ambiguous but powerful passion for equality. “The more I advanced in the study of American society,” noted this aristocratic Frenchman,

the more I observed that... equality of condition is the fundamental fact from which all others seemed to be derived, and the central point at which all my observations terminated.

Keywords

Difference Principle Economic Justice Committee Chairman Disfavor Group Senate Finance Committee 
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Copyright information

© The Hastings Center 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Lekachman
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  1. 1.Department of Economics, Herbert H. Lehman CollegeCity University of New YorkBronxUSA

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