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Godfrey Wind

In the veil argument, you are (supposedly) given complete freedom to specify the outcome. This is a different situation to that of the typical lottery contestant, where the choice is between diverting a small amount of your income in return for a negligible chance of winning riches, or not doing so. There is no option of "levelling" society. And there is much evidence from socialised societies that people can be tempted by such an option (a million equal slices of the pie) when it is available, without considering just how small the pie would shrink under such conditions.

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