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My first book The Inheritance of Wealth: Justice, Equality and the Right to Bequeath, was published in 2018 by Oxford University Press.

The book presents a philosophical analysis of inherited wealth, examining both the moral foundations of the right to bequeath wealth, and the case for restricting that right with an inheritance tax. It seeks to approach the problem of inheritance in its contemporary form, but draws on ideas from the history of political philosophy. The positive proposals that emerge count as a sort of hybrid between luck egalitarian and social egalitarian conceptions of justice, with some sensitivity to utilitarian and libertarian insights.

Reviews: Daniel Benami in the Financial Times // Adrian Walsh in the Australian Book Review

 

My second book is a textbook, titled The Ethics of Capitalism, co-authored with John Thrasher of Chapman University, and forthcoming from Oxford University Press.