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Exploitation and Economic Justice in the Liberal Capitalist State

Mark R. Reiff


This book develops the first new, liberal theory of economic justice to appear since John Rawls and Ronald Dworkin proposed their respective theories back in the 1970s and early 1980s. It does this by presenting a new, liberal egalitarian, non-Marxist theory of exploitation that is designed to be a creature of capitalism, not a critique of it. Indeed, the book shows how we can regulate economic inequality using the presuppositions of capitalism and political liberalism that we already accept. In doing this, the book uses two concepts or tools: a re-conceived notion of the ancient doctrine of t ... More

Keywords: minimum wage, maximum wage, climate change, speculation, credit default swaps, estate tax, exploitation, just price, political liberalism, liberal egalitarianism, libertarianism, the difference principle, luck egalitarianism, intolerable unfairness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199664009
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark R. Reiff, author
Senior Lecturer in Legal and Political Philosophy at the University of Manchester School of Law.