On Albert Weale's 'Full Fruits' Principle

Christopher Bertram

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n Democratic Justice and the Social Contract Albert Weale endorses the principle that producers should receive the full fruits of their labour (net of some deductions). This article argues that the fact that producers in some pre-capitalist societies would endorse the principle gives us little reason to do so and that operationalising such a principle for a complex modern society is impractical and undesirable
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-225
Number of pages8
JournalPolitical Studies Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015


  • Contractarianism Fairness Inequaliity Justice


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