Argument for or against Haslett

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The essay must follow these guidelines:

a. Introduction: clear argement sentence(conclusion)

b. Premise 1: One good reason for their argument.

c.Premise 2: Same as P1

d. Moral support for the argument: This should be clearly stated moral theory.(Kant's, Rawls, Utilitarium, Aristotle, Confucian)

e. Opposing argument: A solid opposing argument argument should be considered


1. Read the essay by DW Haslett, "Is Inheritance Justified?" You MUST be clear on his argument in order to argue for or against.

2. Once you have considered his argument and all the reasons he gives for his position, decide whether or not you agree. Once you take a position, this is your argument.

3. Write your paper following the argument formula. You do not need a long introduction. You can just write:

In this paper I argue for/against DW Haslett's position in, Is Inheritance Justified?

Then follow the argument formula and make your argument.

You do NOT need (and you will lose points) ANY other sources. Only use his paper to help you make your argument.

4. MLA format

5. No Works Cited but if you use a SHORT quote or paraphrase Haslett, you MUST cite at the end of the sentence: (Haslett 22). (Name and page number).

6. Grading is based on:

A. Understanding Haslett's argument and making a logical argument for/against

B. Following the argument formula

Tutor Answer

School: University of Virginia


Surname 1
Argument for Haslett Position on Inheritance
Over the past decades, in the United States, many individuals have supported inheritance
based on the belief that it remains essential in capitalism. Haslett argues that it remains
incompatible with the values of capitalist and ought to get abolished. In this paper, I argue for
Haslet’s position on the justification of inheritance.
In his article, Haslett contends that inheritance is not justified. He notes that there exists a
vast inequality in wealth distribution than the distribution of income. He claims that inheritance
prolongs the level of disparity in the distribution of wealth. Capitalism gets defined as an
economic system in which a country’s trade remains controlled by the private sector for profit
gain, rather than by the government. The proposed ideals of capitalism that gets violated by
inheritance include distribution according to productivity, equal opportunities, and freedom.
First, inheritance contravenes the exertions of capitalism that entice individuals to remain
productive and allows them to benefit from their efforts. The society cannot compel any
individual to get productive but instead can lure them to produce by distributing income and
wealth accordi...

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