Justice vs. Social Justice

Event Markets and Finance
Event Markets and Finance

May 9, 2019 Justice vs. Social Justice

Thursday, May 9, 2019

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

Featuring

James Otteson

Professor of Economics and Executive Director, Eudaimonia Institute, Wake Forest University

Description

Adam Smith, sometimes considered the founding father of capitalism, offered a 'thin' conception of justice — primarily protection from injury from others. Many critics, however, believe that justice should encompass much more, including positive duties to help those in need. Are there any good reasons to support a Smithian 'thin' conception of justice? Can a system of political economy based on such a conception be considered moral? In other words, do markets and morality mix?

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