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In this essay, the writer discusses whether the existence of poverty implies that the socio-economic system is unjust. The writer also examines whether the concentration of poverty in certain groups make it more unjust than it would otherwise be. Further, the writer looks at what moral obligations, if any, do businesses have to reduce poverty and if relevant what steps they should they take. The theories of John Rowls and E.F. Schumacher are used for the analyses.
From the Paper:"This essay looks at the philosophical theory of John Rawls, where he proposes a definition of justice that equals fairness. In his theory Rawls attempts to reconcile liberty and equality. Using Rawls' point of view the essay attempts to examine, from the philosophical point of view, whether the existence of poverty today implies that our socio-economic system is unjust and whether the concentration of poverty in certain groups makes it even more unjust. In his book "A Theory of Justice" John Rawls brings together egalitarian and liberal political philosophies. Keeping in mind that egalitarian philosophy is concerned mostly with big gap between rich and poor, and liberal political philosophy emphasized the freedoms and individual rights, Rawls managed to reconcile two opposing trends."
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