Unsatisfied with perceived shortcomings in Hayek’s The Mirage of Social Justice, some classical liberals have moved toward Rawls’s conception of social justice. Unfortunately, the world has so many social injustices that cannot be remedied that focusing on them distracts attention from dealing effectively with true injustices.

Jacob T. Levy is Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory at McGill University.
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