You have heard the saying that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. The assumption can be made that society is a zero-sum game. But, how many games do you know where you win by making other players winners too? Dr. David Schmidtz explains the modern take on how society can bring services to market that our customers want and offer our services at a price people can afford. This video explains societal nuances that impact financial inequality through topics ranging from economics, snapshots of societies wealth, income, poverty, life expectancy, and taxes.
Additional Readings and Videos
Here are recommended readings and additional videos that could be added to a syllabus or lesson plan on this topic.
Books and Articles
Becker, Lawrence C. 1980. “The Obligation to Work,” Ethics, 91: 35-49.
Becker, Lawrence C. 1986. Reciprocity. New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Schmidtz, David. 2006. Elements of Justice (New York: Cambridge).