Impact Of Utilitarianism On The Redistribution Of Resources
When it comes to the government, the president, and their cabinet tries to govern the United States in the best way that he or she can; however, it’s understood by some that this individual can not please every citizen. For instance, in the United States, there is a huge income gap between the rich and the poor. Many individuals feel like the government should try to redistribute some resources to the poor; however, others disagree with the methods to reduce the gap. The government tries it’s best to minimize individuals from suffering for trying to maximize other individual’s happiness. In this situation, only one can win unfortunately pertaining to the income gap. Even though …show more content…
In the U.S. individuals that are low income struggle to survive keeping up with the increase in the living standard. For instance, prices are going up every year; however, their wages are not moving. Over the years, the gap between the rich and the poor is drastically increasing, this is why individuals feel that resources should be redistributed to the poor. This paper will focus on comparing and contrasting the Utilitarianism and Libertarianism view on the redistribution of resources to the poor.
Individuals that have Utilitarianism views wants to maximizes utility, which means they want to maximize greatest number of happiness in society. The government has the power to maximize the utility for all individuals in the U.S. Mills states, that “ the Greatest Happiness Principle, holds that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness.” Redistributing resources will maximize the greatest happiness for individuals that suffer from shortage of resources, which in fact is a large proportion of citizens in the U.S. Government officials can create policies that help the underprivileged and keep the