Scanlon and Obama on Inequality

Scanlon and Obama on Inequality

Recently, President Obama has stated that income inequality, and inequality of opportunity, is the “defining challenge of our time.”  As debates about the minimum wage start to gain traction in American politics, it appears that inequality may  be a major issue in 2014.  Last month, Harvard philosopher Tim Scanlon sat down with the philosophy bites podcast to discuss the morality of inequality in the context of political philosphy.

Here is a description of the podcast which asks “what is wrong with inequality?”: 

Why do so many people object to inequality? Is there something intrinsically wrong with it? Is it wrong because it has bad consequences? Or is there nothing wrong with it? Harvard philosopher Tim Scanlon discusses these questions with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Philosophy Bites podcast.

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