Hayek's attack on social justice

Critical Review 11 (1):81-100 (1997)
Abstract Hayek assailed the idea of social justice by arguing that any effort to realize it would transform society into an oppressive organization, stißing liberty. Hayek's view is marred by two omissions. First, he fails to consider that the goal of social justice, like the goal of wealth generation, might be promoted by strategies of indirection that do not entail oppressive organization. Second, he underestimates the tendency of the market order itself to generate oppressive organization, and consequently sees advantages in the market order that it may not possess.
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John Rawls (1993). Political Liberalism. Columbia University Press.
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Adam James Tebble (2009). Hayek and Social Justice: A Critique. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 12 (4):581-604.

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