For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

A Theory of Justice

by Rawls, John (1971)

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It follows that the confident sense of their own worth should be sought for the least favored and this limits the forms of hierarchy and the degrees of inequality that justice permits. Thus, for example, resources for education are not to be allotted solely or necessarily mainly according to their return as estimated in productive trained abilities, but also according to their worth in enriching the personal and social life of citizens. (p.107)

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