Chapter 9. Is Inequality Necessary?

  1. Paul Gomberg

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692431.ch9

How to Make Opportunity Equal: Race and Contributive Justice

How to Make Opportunity Equal: Race and Contributive Justice

How to Cite

Gomberg, P. (2007) Is Inequality Necessary?, in How to Make Opportunity Equal: Race and Contributive Justice, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692431.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 4 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405160810

Online ISBN: 9780470692431

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Keywords:

  • inequality;
  • opportunity;
  • labor;
  • egalitarianism;
  • self-esteem

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Why egalitarianism of opportunity is incompatible with Rawls's egalitarianism

  • The difference principle and the functional theory of stratification

  • Natural lottery of talents?

  • What motivates us?

  • The natural history of stratification

  • Is inequality necessary?