Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Would a good Unitarian Universalist hoard?


As people rush to stockpile provisions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, stores have placed restrictions on the purchase of basic goods and medicines.
When supply chains are vulnerable to spikes in demand, one person’s stockpiling can mean another person’s shortage.
As a philosopher who has studied ethical action in difficult circumstances, I know that when many people fail to act ethically, it can seem that each individual has less of an obligation to act well.
At this time, American political philosopher John Rawls’ theory of justice can offer useful moral guidance.
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