Norway is defying the long-term odds. Norway and its Scandinavian cousins are historic exceptions rather than the rule…. In fact, very few societies have ever been able to achieve, much less to sustain a truly fair social contract.
The multiple challenges of economic inequality, climate change, poverty, civil unrest and violent political conflicts around the world demand new thinking about social justice.
What is the purpose of a society, or a nation? And what about a business firm? There are very different views about what is the proper relationship between them.
I propose a new vision of social justice based on three biologically-grounded fairness principles which, I maintain, must be combined and balanced in order to achieve a society that is fair to everyone.
The idea of a universal basic needs guarantee is backed by the right to life principle, and the legal doctrine of the public trust.
Franklin Roosevelt’s Economic Bill of Rights encompassed two of his “Four Freedoms” – freedom from want and freedom from fear. We are no closer to those goals today.
A summary of the argument in Peter Corning’s “The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice”
So, what’s wrong with promoting happiness? From a biological perspective, there could be a lot wrong with it.
Free market, “shareholder capitalism” is an economic system and a set of social values that has many virtues but also a dangerous defect that must be fixed.
Plato posed fundamental questions about our politics: What is social justice and why does it matter? Here’s a fresh answer.