Justice and Poverty: I
By Thomas Sowell
Adam Smith and John Rawls each
say that justice is the paramount vir
tue of society, but they mean very dif
ferent things. Adam Smith's argument
is that without some justice in the soci
ety, the society cannot survive. There
cannot be a society without some pre
dictability, and that predictability
must be based upon some principle.
John Rawls makes the very different
argument that every increment of...