More quotes from John Rawls

Ideal legislators do not vote their interests.”

The natural distribution is neither just nor unjust; nor is it unjust that persons are born into society at some particular position.  These are simply natural facts.  What is just and unjust is the way that institutions deal with these facts.”

Inequalities are permissible when they maximize, or at least all contribute to, the long term expectations of the least fortunate group in society.”

[E]ach person is to have an equal right to the most extensive basic liberty compatible with a similar liberty for others.”

In all sectors of society there should be roughly equal prospects of culture and achievement for everyone similarly motivated and endowed.  The expectations of those with the same abilities and aspirations should not be affected by their social class.”

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Can you sue Google?

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The William Brown tragedy