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Nic Tideman:  The Ethics of Coercion in Public Finance
The Pareto criterion is closely connected to Conservatism. It declares that there is no way to judge whether one initial allocation is better than another, while any action that benefits at least one person and makes no one worse off (How would we know?) is undeniably good. This implicitly puts questions of the justice of the initial situation beyond consideration. Unless the initial situation is subject to scrutiny, there is no justice. ...  Read the whole article

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Wealth and Want
... because democracy alone hasn't yet led to a society in which all can prosper