Hayekian Social Justice
By Kevin D. Vallier
This article appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of The Independent Review.
Although Hayek seems to reject the very idea of social justice, his advocacy for certain general societal rules constitutes a brand of social justice. These rules, Hayek argues, should predictably maximize average utility and/or set a utility floor for everyone and require liberal democratic welfare-state capitalism.
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