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Economic Inequality & Morality - Chapter Summary
In this online philosophy chapter, you'll examine a variety of morality issues/questions pertaining to economic inequality. Follow along with our expert instructors to analyze the morality of concepts like justice, poverty, taxation, fairness, affluence and more. These video lessons are designed to be short and engaging, which helps you quickly review and remember these morality concepts. Each lesson comes with a brief quiz to help you reinforce your understanding of the material. You can access these resources any time using your desktop, laptop or mobile device. Reviewing this chapter will help you:
- Evaluate moral questions related to economic equality/inequality
- Discuss the moral issues associated with poverty and affluence
- Assess the morality of justice, taxation and fairness
- Compare major social power theories
1. Moral Questions on Economic Equality & Inequality
Should all people be equal? Surely, the answer is a resounding yes. Equality should exist with respect to law, opportunity, and so many other things. But what about economics? Should a complacent person be rewarded? In this lesson, we will explore economic equality versus inequality.
2. The Moral Issue of Having Poverty Amongst Affluence
While we, as a society, seem to be onboard with some degree of economic inequality, a desire to avoid poverty is still apparent. That said, not every way of fixing poverty is as easy as it seems.
3. The Morality of Justice, Fairness & Taxation
In this lesson, explore the connection between morality and fairness and discover how these ideas relate to our modern systems of justice and taxation. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
4. Social Power Theories: Pluralist, Power-Elite & Marxist Models
This lesson will explain and differentiate three major theories of power in society: The pluralist model, the power-elite model and the Marxist model.
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Other chapters within the Philosophy 102: Ethics in America course
- Introduction to the Study of Morality
- Moral Belief Systems Overview
- Ancient Greek Views on Ethics & Philosophy
- Morality in Western Religion
- Natural & Moral Law Theories
- Consequentialist vs. Non-Consequentialist Philosophies
- Ethical Issues in Life & Death
- Philosophical Theories Behind the Justice System
- Moral & Ethical Issues in Peacetime vs. War
- Human Rights Ethics & Morals
- Ethical Issues in Relationships & Sexuality
- Bioethics Impact on Medicine & Morality
- Ethics & Morality in Business
- The Environment & Ethics