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The Independent Review is the acclaimed interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of political economy and the critical analysis of government policy. The Independent Review is thoroughly researched, peer-reviewed, and based on scholarship of the highest caliber. However, unlike so many other journals, it is also provocative, lucid, and written in an engaging style. Ranging across the fields of economics, political science, law, history, philosophy, and sociology, The Independent Review boldly challenges the politicization and bureaucratization of our world, featuring in-depth examinations of past, present, and future policy issues by some of the world's leading scholars and experts. Undaunted and uncompromising, this is the journal that is pioneering future debate!
Is ‘social justice’ a valid concept for assessing society’s rules and norms? Or does it enable injustice, coercion, and wrongdoing? Contributors weigh in, offering insights on the right to opt out; the nature of Western justice; the moral implications of rent-seeking narratives; Hayek versus Rawls; Aristotle and Aquinas on civil society; social justice’s nominalism problem; social gains from trade; unfair societal rules, and more.