Imagine Canadistan. Canadistan is considering legislation that would give the children of
wealthy parents a huge advantage in life. The new law goes as follows:
if, at birth, a child’s parents make a $50,000.00 payment to the government, the child will receive the following
be granted admission to any university of his or her choosing, regardless of their academic scores (they will still
have to pay for school, but since universities are already subsidized in Canadistan the tuition is cheap);
be permanently placed in the lowest income tax bracket in the country (tax brackets run up to 60%, with the
lowest tax bracket being 10%); and
have access to free spa treatments for life.
Address the scenario above using ONE of the following prompts:
Give a summary of the relevant parts of Plato’s theory and explain what Plato would say about the proposed
Give a summary of the relevant parts of Rawls’s theory and explain what Rawls would say about the proposed
Give a summary of the relevant parts of Nozick’s theory and explain what Nozick would say about the
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