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My 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 proposals that emerge combine luck egalitarian and social egalitarian conceptions of justice, with some sensitivity to utilitarian and libertarian insights.

A pre-publication version of chapter 1 is available for download here.

Reviews: Daniel Benami - Financial Times // Mark Hannam - TLS // Adrian Walsh - 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.