The Distributive Justice of Income Inequality

  • Patrick Suppes
Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLU, volume 17)


The dominant trend of political and social ideology in the twentieth century is such as to make many of us uncomfortable, as a matter of principle, with the acceptance of any form of inequality. Since inequality of wealth or income is one of the most permanent and salient features of the human condition, there is little question of not accepting inequality in practice. A discrepancy of such evident magnitude between principle and practice is cause for philosophical uneasiness.


Income Inequality Income Distribution Gini Coefficient Distributive Justice Lorenz Curve 
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