unjust acquisition

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Are there not aversions, predilections, rivalships, and desires of unjust acquisitions, that affect nations as well as kings?
Historian Kemal Ecicek says: "The practice that the Prophet and Omar started in order to prevent the unjust acquisition of property has become a mechanism to address budget deficits.
What, then, of the examples of (purportedly) unjust acquisition Nozick himself adduces?
I begin here by illustrating something that standard examples of allegedly unjust acquisitions share, and I agree with Feser that these are not cases of unjust acquisition.
In the standard cases of alleged unjust acquisition, we find individuals who acquire and then keep the items they acquire.
Accordingly, the three parts of the theory are an account of justice in acquisition, an account of justice in transfer, and an account of rectification of unjust acquisitions and transfers.
However, the primary concern for this article is whether considerations of justice apply to acquisitions; if they do, then unjust acquisitions need to be rectified.
Thus, this article focuses on whether there is a way to use Feser's argument for that conclusion to show that there can be unjust acquisitions.
When individuals engage in unjust acquisitions, they owe others compensation.
As Feser observes in the quotation that begins this section, Nozick grants that unjust acquisitions are possible.
Feser believes that an important fact about acquisitions blocks the conclusion that taxation is justified to rectify unjust acquisitions.
While few thought wealth inherently evil, the danger of wealth might be its psychological effects or unjust acquisition.