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The Ajax Dilemma: Justice, Fairness, and Rewards

Paul Woodruff


We live in a world where CEOs give themselves million pound bonuses even as their companies go bankrupt and ordinary workers are laid off; where athletes make millions while teachers struggle to survive; a world where rewards are often unfairly meted out. This book examines one of today's most pressing moral issues: how to distribute rewards and public recognition without damaging the social fabric. How should we honor those whose behavior and achievement is essential to our overall success? Is it fair or right to lavish rewards on the superstar at the expense of the hardworking rank-and-file? ... More

Keywords: just rewards, public recognition, Ajax dilemma, Odysseus, Achilles, wisdom, justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199768615
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768615.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Woodruff, author
University of Texas

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