Government Redistribution of Income is Theft Essay
Nozick feels that inequality is fine as long as the inequality was fairly made. If one person works to become rich and another person does not work, Nozick sees it as just for one to be rich and the other to be poor. This can be shown in the family example.
In the family example there is a family with two children, one child is eighteen and the other is eight . One child is ten years older and has a job, …show more content…
Rawls theory supports redistribution because he feels that inequality is innately unfair. It is unfair because one person is not more deserving of stuff than any other person is regardless of any factors. It does not matter how hard one person works compared to another it only matter that everybody is equal. He supports this with the hypothetical example of the original position. In the original position behind the veil of ignorance people will chose a system of rules that makes everybody as equal as possible because they do not know where they are going to be in society. This can be a useful thought experiment but because it never happened in history it is not useful in making law about how the government should or should not operate.
One of Rawls's point’s was that every decision needs to be to the benefit of the least advantaged of