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Using appropriate examples, discuss the importance and pertinence of Rawls’ concept of justice in the business context.

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John Rawls (1921-2002) was a political philosopher and author of A Theory of Justice (1971). His ideas won widespread acceptance, and he used to be a regular dinner guest at the White House during the presidency of Bill Clinton. His theories have implications for contemporary business practices.

His view of the world was shaped by setbacks he faced in his youth. He saw shocking poverty. His brothers died from an illness he unintentionally transmitted to them. He...

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