Capitalism and Justice : Envisioning Social and Economic Fairness / Edition 1

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* Challenges readers to think creatively about the meaning of justice and how it can work towards social and economic fairness within the boundaries of capitalism.
* A provocative and thoughtful call to action
* Ideal for students of political science, economics, ethics, international relations and public policy

The capitalist economic system now dominates the world, but how fully does it take justice into account? John Isbister takes a practical approach to some of the most important questions about economic and social justice: How does a vast disparity of incomes from rich to poor correlate to social justice? Should inheritances be abolished? What commitment should a rich country like the United States make to foreign aid?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565491229
  • Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.72 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

John Isbister is Vice-Provost, Faculty Affairs, at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was raised in Ottawa, and studied history and economics as an undergraduate at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. After working with Operation Crossroads Africa in Senegal in 1962, he decided to pursue the study of economic development in low-income countries. He received his doctorate in economics from Princeton University in 1969, then joined the Economics Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz, as a founding fellow of Merrill College, a liberal-arts college which concentrates on the study of the third world. Previously he held the positions of Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Laurentian University and Provost of Merrill College.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS; 1) Justice; 2) Capitalism; PART TWO: NATIONAL DILEMMAS; 3) Income Distribution; 4) Taxation of Income; 5) Taxation of Wealth and Inheritances; 6) Welfare; 7) Affirmative Action; PART THREE: INTERNATIONAL DILEMMAS; 8) Globalization; 9) The Boundaries of Justice; 10) Foreign Aid; 11) Immigration; 12) Environment

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