Supposing you knew your income or wealth percentile beforehand, in what type of society would you choose to live? This variation on John Rawls’s famous thought experiment can help shed light on the nature and consequences of egalitarianism.

Other Independent Review articles by Edward P. Stringham
    Spring 2017   Hamilton’s Legacy and the Great Man Theory of Financial History
    Spring 2005   Is Government Inevitable?
    Summer 2004   Commerce, Markets, and Peace
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