Monday, April 23, 2012

Putting fairness to the test

Many college students are in favor of redistributing income from rich to poor for the sake of fairness. Perhaps such a stance arises among college students because most of them do not yet have much income, so income redistribution would be no skin off their nose.  Also, with relatively little experience in the labor market, maybe they don't understand how people get their income in the first place.

So, what if there a plan to redistribute something they might actually have and also know a lot about?  To find the answer to this question, students at Carthage University were asked to sign a petition calling for a redistribution of GPA points for the sake of fairness: