5. The Labor Theory of the Difference Principle

  1. Jeffrey Reiman

Published Online: 8 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118381564.ch5

As Free and as Just as Possible

As Free and as Just as Possible

How to Cite

Reiman, J. (2012) The Labor Theory of the Difference Principle, in As Free and as Just as Possible, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118381564.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470674123

Online ISBN: 9781118381564

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Keywords:

  • the labor theory of the difference principle;
  • the moral version of labor theory, and Rawls's difference principle;
  • moral version of theory, in morally assessing property systems;
  • fundamental principles of distributive justice, overlooked;
  • Marx, on money/goods hiding the social, the money illusion;
  • Rawls's difference principle, to all social/economic goods;
  • economic distributions, the difference principle to free market;
  • labor and indifference to talent, time labored/intensity of effort;
  • the difference principle and free market exchanges;
  • economic distributions, bringing to light the social dimension

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Moral Version of the Labor Theory of Value

  • The Labor Theory of the Difference Principle

  • Finding a Just Distribution

  • Is the Difference Principle Biased?

  • Answering Narveson and Cohen on Incentives