• Business and Economy

    THE TASK OF DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES

    Questions arise daily about how wealth and goods should be allocated. Given the relative scarcity of society’s resources, deciding how these resources should be distributed is an important moral task. Should everyone receive roughly the same amount? Or should people be rewarded according to how hard they work or how much they contribute to society? To what extent should economic distribution take need into account? For example, with modern technology at their disposal, today’s hospital are able to perform life-prolonging feats of medicine that were undreamed of only a couple of decades ago, but these services are often extraordinarily costly. Who, then, should have access to them? Those who can…

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