Hayekian Social Justice
By Kevin D. Vallier
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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