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You also deny inequality based on moral merit?

Posted by: Nikhil Jaikumar ( DSA, MA, USA ) on November 05, 1999 at 15:09:05:

In Reply to: Since Rawls is not a socialist... posted by Stoller on November 03, 1999 at 17:20:50:

: His book was savvy---but I don't trust ANYONE willing to defend 'some' level of INEQUALITY. Ever.

Are you kidding? You don't believe in some sort of 'inequality' based on 'moral merit'? You would treat a Sandinista soldier who defended his counrty and his people exactly the same as a Contra thug who raped women, murdered children and stole from his own people? Are you serious?

Don't you think that Tom Hayden, for what he did to further social justice, is a better man than, let's say, the chairman of Union carbide? if you were running the show, wouldn't you give Tom Hayden more perks and privileges than Union Carbide? I certainly would! he deserves it, doesn't he?

Is an antisocial thug entitled to the same share of everything as a loyal, socially minded youth who helps to build socialism?

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