Pauvreté et fausse richesse chez J.-J. Rousseau: L’économie entre éthique et politique
AbstractRousseau paradoxically associates the poverty in market societies with the development of bad wealth. As he becomes addicted to the desire of infinite wealth, the bad rich person can neither identify with the poor person’s misfortune nor feel pity for his suffering. Poverty does not result primarily from insufficient production, nor from an unequal distribution of wealth. Instead, it stems from the unlimited desire for consumption. Economic justice is not defined as an equality of resources, which the state should have to organize, but as a feeling of equality which is based on ethics.
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