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Republic of Equals: Predistribution and Property-Owning Democracy

Republic of Equals: Predistribution and Property-Owning Democracy (Hardback)

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The first book length study of property-owning democracy, Republic of Equals argues that a society in which capital is universally accessible to all citizens is uniquely placed to meet the demands of justice. Arguing from a basis in liberal-republican principles, this expanded conception of the economic structure of society contextualizes the market to make its transactions fair. The author shows that a property-owning democracy structures economic incentives such that the domination of one agent by another in the market is structurally impossible. The result is a renovated form of capitalism in which the free market is no longer a threat to social democratic values, but is potentially convergent with them. It is argued that a property-owning democracy has advantages that give it priority over rival forms of social organization such as welfare state capitalism and market socialist institutions. The book also addresses the currently high levels of inequality in the societies of the developed West

BusinessEconomicsPolitical economyHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheorySocial & political philosophy Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date: 06/12/2016 ISBN-13: 9780190602116  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Alan Thomas is currently Professor of Ethics at the University of York, UK . Educated at Cambridge, Harvard (as a Kennedy Scholar), and Oxford Universities he has held visiting appointments at the University of British Columbia, Tulane University, St. Louis University and the Australian National University. His interests in philosophy include moral and political philosophy, epistemology and the philosophy of mind

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