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The inheritance of wealth : justice, equality, and the right to bequeath

Author: Daniel Halliday
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, ©2018 2018.
Series: New topics in applied philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Daniel Halliday examines the moral grounding of the right to bequeath or transfer wealth. He engages with contemporary concerns about wealth inequality, class hierarchy, and taxation, while also drawing on the history of the egalitarian, utilitarian, and liberal traditions in political philosophy. He presents an egalitarian case for restricting inherited wealth, arguing that unrestricted inheritance is unjust to the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Halliday
ISBN: 9780198803355 0198803354
OCLC Number: 1005111727
Description: xi, 235 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Inheritance in early liberal writings --
The utilitarian case against iterated bequests --
Inheritance and luck --
Inequality and economic segregation --
Inheritance and the intergenerational replication of inequality --
Libertarianisms --
Taxation.
Series Title: New topics in applied philosophy.
Responsibility: Daniel Halliday.

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