Although theoretical challenges in conceptualizing desert transform into problems with implementing a desert-based welfare regime in practice, John Rawls’ theory can cope with the concerns that Alexander Rawls raises.

Nick Cowen is senior lecturer in the School of Social Political Sciences at the University of Lincoln.
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