September 27, 2010
We need to protect people, but which rights and liberties should we
First Principle: Each person is to have an equal right to the most
extensive total system of equal basic liberties (e.g.: right to vote, run
for office, free speech, due process, etc.), compatible with a similar
system of liberty for all.
Second Principle – the difference principle: Social and economic
inequalities are to be arranged so that they are both: to the greatest
benefit of the least advantaged, and attached to offices and positions
open to all under conditions of fair equality of opportunity.
1 argument for the Difference Principle: the Intuitive Equality of