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Gentles1 Brandon Aniko Gentles July 27, 2016 Professor Gary Levvis Philosophy and Social Ethics Egalitarianism Egalitarianism is basically equality of opportunity. When it comes between an argument  between egalitarianism, libertarianism and Marxism, egalitarianism seems the most logical and  the most fare. I hear to defend egalitarianism’s justice and to show how it is the better option  than the other two positions. I will be using some examples from things I have learned and also  some assignments I had used in class to help defend my position. Let us first bring up Planet X, an inhabitant planet where the people of earth are going too since earth will be destroyed. Everyone has their role to play to build up the community and  make good lives for themselves on that planet. But how would justice play a role in all of this?  How would jobs and rewards be balanced out? How would social status affect the way you live?  The veil of ignorance would play a role here on planet x since everyone would have to find what  they are good at in order to live properly and survive on a foreign planet. Also, the abilities they  had on earth may not even matter on this planet since it is basically unknown. The three positions Gentles2 of libertarianism, egalitarianism, and Marxism have their own views regarding on the topic of  justice. Keeping planet x in mind let’s see how these three would affect the people on planet x. Starting off, we have Marxism. This position only believes that the basic necessities are  needed and/or met. So to put this in other words, if you get your house, a good amount of food  and water, and maybe basic entertainment, you are all set to live your life. It does not go  anywhere extra. Marxism goes based on the equality of the outcome, which makes everything  stay equal no matter what. No one would be better or have more than anybody else. But then  let’s put this into a special scenario. We have people with disabilities and people with no  disabilities. By the law of Marxism everyone will have the “basic needs” met in order to live  equally. People with disabilities are generally going to need more help or an extra leg to get  those basic needs. It won’t take much for someone with no disabilities to get the needs at all,  because they are fully functional. Since disabled people will have to get more help to have a  “natural” life that already breaks the rule in Marxism. Also take another planet x scenario for  example. If everyone is getting the same exact thing, say, from coming home from a days’ worth  of field work at the farm, how would people work harder to try to earn something they only get a limited amount of? To put it in simple turns, what motivation will there be for people if everyone gets the same basic needs. It would definitely cause the work ethic to degrade a lot on planet x.  Money would be on a limit, land, food, water, etc. All in the name of being “totally equal.” There is no justice in limiting in ones effort to gain more and provide for something like their family  for example. An egalitarian would see this as to little be given to the people that are trying to  work hard to get more. Gentles3 Now, time to see the position that I feel is the best to go with out of the three views,  egalitarianism. As said before, egalitarianism is the equality of opportunity, which also factors on the basic necessities, but with an extra factor. The egalitarian view gives the liberty to  accumulate wealth. Now let us put this back on the terms of planet x. An egalitarian goes above  and beyond of both libertarian and a Marxism believer.  For people of disabled and non­disabled, the greatest affluence possible is what is going to be sought by them.  In other word that means  more money/personal wealth being obtained. So say if someone again is working in the field of  planet x to make a living for himself and his family (possibly the population as well), his efforts  would be rewarded rightly for the amount of work he put in. Egalitarians go for the option to  make everyone equal as well but gives more of a variety on the matter. It is like trying to make  everyone equal in status and such but in their own way. Like for example, the necessities of  disabled and non­disabled. It is, as said before, guaranteed the disabled would need more to  make a good life for themselves. They would need a lot more extra help then normal. But by the  view of the egalitarian, those limitations won’t really matter. You would not degraded someone  to nothing since they can’t do what others can, with no disabilities. Everyone has their own limits with what they can do. For example, a person who can walk and can do field work on planet x  has it better than someone in a wheel chair. That does not make them of anything less than a  human, it’s just something that is out of their league. Inequalities is not a thing for an egalitarian. Making everyone equal is much better than how Marxism does only the basic things needed or  how libertarians go by where they are placed, which will be talked about next. To end it off,  egalitarians make everything equal but in the best possible way for everyone to be happy. Gentles4 Now on to the last position, libertarianism. I am doing this one last because it makes  sense to explain this view after Marxism, who goes for the minimal amount of equality. And for  egalitarians who go for the best possible equality. Libertarians aren’t exactly equal or fair like the other two views. Libertarians see it like this, where ever you are born into or placed is basically  what you have to live with. You could gain or lose in that option but that isn’t the point. It is the  luck of the draw. On planet x terms put it like this, you have a lottery to win land and a disabled  person wins the best possible land on top of the mountain, but he basically is screwed since he  can’t walk and that land will have to go to someone else who is capable of making it there to  claim it. That is not fair to the person who got the land by chance. Look at this from another  scenario. When you are born, you could be born to a rich family where your life is set or you can be put into a poor family where there are many struggles. By law of libertarianism, that is  entirely fair and equal in their eyes. So basically, if you end up in a family that is going to go  extinct, it is fair because that is what you were born into. All of this can change though with your own power and input but that does not always work. Out of the three positions, this one has the  most unfair treatment. Now egalitarians can be very liable when it comes to the justice factor. In response to the  fundamental justice of libertarianism it could see egalitarianism as unjust in the ways of how  they describe fairness. Saying that everyone should be equal with just the form of consent isn’t  right at all and it doesn’t make much sense. There should be some type of order or guide to  where your social status should be. This could easily be opposed however since egalitarianism  could easily say how unjust libertarianism is with the decision on making someone stay in the  social class they were born into. The debate between these two go back and forth a lot but in  Gentles5 reality it seems like egalitarian ends up being more just and fair. Now to make a compromise  between libertarianism and Marxism through the view of egalitarianism would be this: meeting it half way. What I mean is that, even if you’re born into one social class you can still go into a  group where you can be equal between the poor and the rich. And for Marxism you can raise the  bar a little bit from the minimal basic needs. If this happens there won’t be any real arguments or debates of way is fair and what isn’t. Also this would put egalitarianism into motion by making it fair for everyone. This would make the best possible compromise for all the positons and their  views. In conclusion this puts egalitarianism at the top of the charts. It has a more open minded  view than the other two positons and it even comes up with a great compromise for the two of  them. Because of this there will be equal opportunity for everyone without much strife,  especially on the world of planet x.  


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