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Is punishment or retribution without proper application of a defence intrinsically unjust?

Is punishment or retribution without proper application of a defence intrinsically unjust? If you won't do what the defendent says will prove his innocence, then is it unfair punishment even if you ...
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Which distribution is allowed by Rawls's difference principle?

Let's say we have the following different distributions of monetary wealth possible for a society. Here, LAG := Least Advantaged Group, OG := Ordinary group, MAG := Most Advantaged Group. Type LAG OG ...
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How can one argue against income inequality while defending achievement and expertise inequality - beyond invoking Rawls' difference principle?

Update: Based on some of the comments and answers, I feel like I need to clarify something. I wasn't saying that scientists and intellectuals are necessarily the ones making millions of dollars a year ...
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