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    just figure out who are the losers to compensate in a setting where there is no mandatory employment insurance. It is difficult to differentiate between fraudulent and honest individuals. Moreover, it is unclear whether the inefficiency of lazy workers take precedence over the diligent workers that are quickly integrated back into the workforce. Overall, we cannot ignore the people that are in a category type that are honest but also high-risk workers for the benefit of greater welfare even if we have a well-functioning private insurance market. As a consequence, mandatory EI is imperative to guarantee all workers against hardship when they go into unemployment. Individuals would also be rational and desire for equality behind Rawls’s veil of ignorance. They would still be interested in other’s happiness. Ultimately, we cannot sacrifice a few for the greater good for the efficiency of the market and ignore justice issues, for each individual’s liberty is inviolable. the justice of the…

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    look like and use this abstraction to look at what our society currently looks like, and thus whether decide if there is legitimate basis for dissent from the population. This leads to the problem of figuring out what can and can’t be justified within society. Everything is based on the concept of reciprocity- motivationally, it is relational. “The reason for beginning with ideal theory is that it provides, I believe, the only basis for the systematic grasp of these more pressing problems [that…

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    The Veil Of Ignorance

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    Essentially, Rawls argues that if everyone were asked to design a just society, but would be attributed a position randomly in that society, everyone or nearly everyone would seek to protect themselves. However, if those individuals remove themselves from society (orginal position) then they must design their system behind what Rawls calls the Veil Of Ignorance. Rawls claims that rational people will adopt his principles of justice if their reasoning is based on general considerations, without…

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    If a decision is to be truly just and nondiscriminatory then the decider cannot have any idea of their own age, gender, financial status, nationality, or personal beliefs. The Original Position is the hypothetical position that one must start at to make these impartial decisions, disregarding one’s societal situation and personal characteristics. When one is behind the Veil of Ignorance, they are starting their decision making process at the Original Position. According to the Stanford…

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    Veil Of Ignorance Analysis

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    Matthew 7:12: Matthew 7:12 is reiterating the Golden Rule, it states “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law of the Prophets.” The golden rule is often mentioned in bioethics because when making decisions the Golden Rule is used as a comparative. When you put certain situations into perspective, using yourself as the patient, it often will make it easier to decipher right from wrong. Exodus 21:22-23: Veil of ignorance: A veil of ignorance…

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    template for what is moral. Socrates argues that it is the people who should put them in power, Democracy, and that the rulers interest should not be in their own but the interest of their subjects. For comparison he states that a doctor's interests should be for the welfare of their patients not the monetary gain of the physician. In my own opinion Thrasymachus holds a Capitalist mentality of whoever is the most successful holds the most power, and whoever holds the most power makes the most…

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    John Rawls is generally considered as the most prominent political and moral thinkers of the twentieth century in America. Rawls spent around two decades to planning a hypothesis of equity which is called Justice as fairness and distributed the hypothesis in A Theory of Justice in 1971. Rawls present a fanciful picture of individuals in the original position, behind a veil of ignorance, debating the standards of equity. In principle of Justice, Rawls appropriates the social contract convention…

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    This extract sheds light upon Rawls' theory of the "veil of ignorance." Through this theory, Rawls' focuses on highlighting the importance behind the formation of a society from an "original position" where each individual though thoroughly informed about the facts of the world, is oblivious about himself in terms of his social status, class position, wealth, health, natural talents, opportunities, characteristics etc. The idea behind Rawls' theory is for the individuals within a society to…

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    John Rawls puts forth a political philosophy arguing for the concept of justice as fairness in a book called A Theory of Justice. Rawls argues that a just political constitution is removed from the personal interest of individuals. Rawls says that the principles of a just political constitution should be made behind a veil of ignorance, whereby those who draft the constitution “… do not know [their] economic or political situation, or the level of civilization and culture [they] [have] been able…

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    immigrants once and for all. From a philosophical principle Trump is applying the teachings of Stuart Mills idea of the greater good, or utility, but also using the “Veil of Ignorance” among his supporters to get what he wants. Using Mills idea to of a greater good, Donald Trump is skewing it as a utility for the greater good of the United States. Trumps campaign slogan during the 2016 presidential election was “Make America Great Again”, one the aspects Trump attacked that made America not…

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