The following is a transcript of what Prof. Zwolinski explains in the previous Learn Liberty video.
A lot of people think that we should do more for the poor as a matter of social justice. Sometimes they mean that we should do more as individuals, giving more of our own money or our own time to help those in need. But often what they mean is that we should do more politically, that our government should enact policies that try to help the poor by providing them with various tax-funded benefits or other means.
Many classical liberals and libertarians, on the other hand, reject the idea of social justice. Some reject it because they think it’s practically unrealizable, because they think it violates individual rights, but in this video I’m going to focus on a different libertarian critique of social justice. One that holds the idea is not merely immoral…
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