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Single Idea 20536

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / B. Equalities / 4. Economic equality]

Full Idea

Without inequalities, people will have no incentive to do one job rather than another - to do the kind of work which is most useful.

Gist of Idea

Inequalities are needed, as incentives to do the most important jobs


Adam Swift (Political Philosophy (3rd ed) [2014], 1 'Rawls')

Book Reference

Swift,Adam: 'Political Philosophy (3rd edn)' [Polity 2014], p.28

A Reaction

The reality is that the lowest pay goes to the jobs that no one wants to do, and all the really nice jobs are usually well paid. Which is a conspiracy, because all the salaries are set by the people with the nice jobs.