The Myth of Ownership PDF ePub eBook

  • Format Name: The Myth of Ownership
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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Data Published: 09 December 2004
  • ISBN: 0195176561
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  • Format eBook: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • File Size: 11MB
  • Language: English
  • Number of Pages: 240 pages
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In a capitalist economy, taxes are the most important instrument by which the political system puts into practice a conception of economic and distributive justice. Taxes arouse strong passions, fueled not only by conflicts of economic self-interest, but by conflicting ideas of fairness. Taking as a guiding principle the conventional nature of private property, Murphy and Nagel show how taxes can only be evaluated as part of the overall system of property rights that they help to create. Justice or injustice in taxation, they argue, can only mean justice or injustice in the system of property rights and entitlements that result from a particular regime. Taking up ethical issues about individual liberty, interpersonal obligation, and both collective and personal responsibility, Murphy and Nagel force us to reconsider how our tax policy shapes our system of property rights.

About Liam Murphy

Liam Murphy teaches law and philosophy at New York University. He is the author of Moral Demands in Nonideal Theory. Thomas Nagel teaches law and philosophy at New York University. He is the author of Moral Questions, Equality and Partiality, and The Last Word.


    10 June 2016

    There are some great titles in here that I haven't heard of before, as well as one I did know Р Badger's Parting Gift. Another couple of good ones include Fred by Posy Simmonds and Goodbye Mog, by Judith Kerr. The latter book made me cry. Both were helpful though when we lost our beloved cat and my daughter found it hard to cope.

    7 July 2016

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      27 March 2016

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    16 February 2016

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