The framing questions for this book are what we owe one another as persons and how we should treat people who have things we want. Liberalism says that persons owe one another the satisfaction of basic needs and ought to participate in a thoroughly democratic way of life, one aim of which is to achieve that end by appropriately redistributing the means. Using a loose evaluative standpoint and giving liberalism the benefit of the doubt when we could, liberalism’s answer to our framing questions has a prima facie good justification, we concluded.