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Justice / Social Sciences

Judy Dean

Professor of International Economics in the Brandeis International Business School


This excellent discussion of justice grounded in rights, and rights being “what respect for worth requires,” closely links up with the equitable “distribution of [economic] benefits.”

Economic efficiency can actually be a strong ally for justice, especially for the poor. In a world of scarce resources and great need, good stewardship requires us to be efficient so that nothing is wasted.

Current anti-trade attitudes might change if we showed respect for the worth of people in other countries and desired their flourishing as well as our own.