'I think the book is very well structured ... the discussion of the challenge to (right-)libertarianism that negative liberty is at stake on both sides in conflicts between the poor and rich is elaborated masterfully ... Narveson and Sterba are to be praised for ... developing two comprehensive and important answers to the questions it raises.' Nils Holtug, Mind
Are the political ideals of liberty and equality compatible? This question is of central and continuing importance in political philosophy, moral philosophy, and welfare economics. In this book, two distinguished philosophers, Jan Narveson and James P. Sterba, take up the debate.