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The flute should be shared temporarily.
A can teach B and C to play it.
They can take it in turns to busk on a street corner and earn cash.
B can teach A and C to make flutes as well.
At the end of the process, all have flutes, all can play, and they all have some cash. lol
anarchist23 wrote:Three children are fighting over a flute. Who would you give it to? Why?

It's not yours to give, because it is rightly Child B's property: objective fact places a product in its producer's possession. B's ownership of the flute does not deprive A or C of anything they would otherwise have, while taking it from B WOULD deprive B of something he or she would otherwise have. So tell Child A and Child C that the flute only exists in the first place because it is B's property; if they want it, they have to respect B's rights and deal with B by mutual consent. Fighting, violence and stealing only earn punishment.
Theory of equality.
Dworkin has also made important contributions to what is sometimes called the equality of what debate. His book Sovereign Virtue advocates a theory he calls 'equality of resources'. This theory combines two key ideas. Broadly speaking, the first is that human beings are responsible for the life choices they make. The second is that natural endowments of intelligence and talent are morally arbitrary and ought not to affect the distribution of resources in society. Like the rest of Dworkin's work, his theory of equality is underpinned by the core principle that every person is entitled to equal concern and respect in the design of the structure of society. Dworkin's theory of equality is said to be one variety of so-called luck egalitarianism, but he rejects this statement.

Principle of utilitarianism.
Jeremy Bentham was an English philosopher and political radical. He is primarily known today for his moral philosophy, especially his principle of utilitarianism, which evaluates actions based upon their consequences.

Entitlement theory.
Robert Nozick is primarily concerned with the distribution of property, and argues that justice involves three ideas:
1. Justice in acquisition: how you first acquire property rights over something that has not previously been owned 

2. Justice in transfer: how you acquire property rights over something that has been transferred (e.g. by gift or exchange) to you by someone else; 

3. Rectification of injustice: how to restore something to its rightful owner, in case of injustice in either acquisition or transfer

anarchist23 wrote:Three children are fighting over a flute. Who would you give it to? Why?


I would offer them mentorship and mediation help
to decide democratically how to use or share the flute
to meet all interests in the fairest way.

The person who made it should either be compensated
for their labor or have a say in ownership or terms of sharing.

If the flute player wants to play it, the normal process
is to purchase or borrow a flute from its owner.

As for the poor person, why not help the children put together
a musical performance, such as a video, a tutorial, a concert,
and raise money for all the team members under agreed terms.

The poor person can have a job marketing the event to raise money.
The flute player can earn money playing the flute in order to buy it.
And the flute maker can get paid for making and selling the flute
which the flute player could buy with the money earned by performing.

By hosting multiple events, the team could generate enough revenue
to make and buy enough flutes for ALL of them to have their own!

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