Views on Social Equality

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Conservatives
They believe that natural inequalities exist based on talent and skill - there is a right to be unequal but consider unemployment, homelessness and poverty to be morally wrong.
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Burke - Conservative
"Some are born to rule, others are born to be ruled."
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Liberals
Liberty should be restricted to promote equality but not to the point where you get uniformity.
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J.S. Mill - Liberal
"Sociey should treat all equally well who have deserved equally well of it"
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Socialists
They challenge the unequal structures that prevent people from fulfilling potential. They favour laws that prohibit discrimination - pursue equal civil liberties and rights.
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Rawl - Socialist
Rawls although a liberal provided a description of social justice for moderate socialists calling it distributive justice. The establishment of a fair and just principle for the distribution of rewards.
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Marxists
They believed social equality to be both desirable and possible. The distinction lay in property; private property ownership promoted inequality.
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Marx - Marxist
"From each according to their ability to each according to their need"
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"Some are born to rule, others are born to be ruled."

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Burke - Conservative

Card 3

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Liberty should be restricted to promote equality but not to the point where you get uniformity.

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Card 4

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"Sociey should treat all equally well who have deserved equally well of it"

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Card 5

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They challenge the unequal structures that prevent people from fulfilling potential. They favour laws that prohibit discrimination - pursue equal civil liberties and rights.

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