Jerry Cohens Why Not Socialism? Some Thoughts

Journal of Ethics 14 (3-4):255-262 (2010)
Abstract
In his book Why Not Socialism? , G.A. Cohen described several kinds of inequality that would be acceptable under socialism, yet nonetheless harmful to community. I describe another kind of inequality with this property, deriving from the legitimate transmission of preferences and values from parents to children. In the same book, Cohen proposes that the designing of a socialist allocation mechanism is a key problem for socialist theory. I maintain this is less of a problem than he believes. Finally, some thoughts on the “law of motion of socialist ethos ” are offered
Keywords G.A. Cohen  Mechanism design  Socialism  Socialist equality of opportunity
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    G. A. Cohen (2009). Why Not Socialism? Princeton University Press.
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