Private Property and "Social" Justice
La quête de ce qui est appelé de manière si erronée la justice sociale est à notre époque la principale menace à légard de la propriété privée. Hayek se trompait quand il concluait que lexpression justice sociale est entièrement creuse et dénuée de signification. Car ceux quon devrait désormais appeler les sociauxdémocrates de tous les partis, et non plus les socialistes, se trompent en maintenant quest socialement juste linjustice manifeste consistant à sapproprier des proportions toujours croissantes de richesses et de revenus acquis de manière juste par quelques individus, afin de les transférer à dautres individus qui ne peuvent prétendre en aucune façon à leur possession.The pursuit of what is so misleadingly called social justice is in our time the main threat to private property. Hayek was mistaken in concluding that the expression social justice is entirely empty and meaningless. For what is wrong with those who should now perhaps be called not the socialists but the social democrats of all parties is that they insist on misdescribing as socially just the manifest injustice of seizing ever increasing amounts of the justly acquired wealth and income of some people in order to transfer it to others who have no such just claims to its possession.
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Volume (Year): 7 (1996)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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