In his third State of the Union address . . . President Obama channeled the mantra of U.S. progressive groups by repeatedly calling for so-called “economic fairness” in America.
Some progressives point to revolutionary socialist Karl Marx as the modern originator of the idea of “economic fairness.”
Also, late Harvard professor John Rawls, one of the most important philosophers of liberalism in the 20th century, named his own theory “justice as fairness.”
Some have previously pointed to Rawls’ possible influence over Obama. Rawls calls for ensuring distributive justice of resources.