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In section 2, we then consider the question, “Why a social minimum?
” Specifically, we outline a range of influential theories of social justice, and we consider in each case whether and how the theory in question might lend support to the enactment of a social minimum (that is, to the establishment of a social minimum policy regime).
This underpinned the move towards a capitalist economic system in the late 18th century and the subsequent demise of the mercantilist system.
Today, economic liberalism is also considered opposed to non-capitalist economic orders such as socialism and planned economies.We investigate whether any of these objections offers a convincing reason against enactment of a social minimum.Section 4 offers a brief conclusion to our discussion. We shall refer to this set of institutions and policies as a “social minimum policy regime”.As part of the task of clarification in this section, we review some of the main philosophical issues posed by these definitions.In particular, how are we to understand the notion of a “minimally decent life”?
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