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Title: Limitacionismo Rawlsiano
Authors: Pereira, Gustavo
Keywords: Inequalitypowerlimitarianismrepublicanismhuman flourishing
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Gustavo Pereira, "Limitacionismo Rawlsiano" in: "Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2021) XXIII/3", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2021, pp. 187-203
Journal: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics 
Limitarianism is a normative position that proposes the establishment of a maximum limit to the possession, use or enjoyment of valuable or scarce resources that a person can control. I am going to focus on the particular case of limiting wealth, since those who are very rich or extremely rich can have a highly negative influence on the life of democracy. This is the main reason to justify the limitation. I am going to defend a Rawlsian justification for limitarianism, which is based on the fact that wealth undermines the condition of the citizens being free and equal, and especially the fair value of political freedom. That is why in Theory of Justice it is stated that wealth can make a government look representative but only in appearance. This justification is also consistent with the antecedent of classical republicanism with which Rawls identifies himself, and with the measure of maximum wage.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-5167
DOI: 10.13137/1825-5167/33985
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2021) XXIII/3

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