Philosophy made me wonder about the meaning of fairness and equality

Economists continuously discuss topics like income equality, distribution of wealth and fair systems of taxation. Even though we use concepts like fairness and equality in our everyday language, we are rarely asked to define them in ways that transcends the static numbers of the Gini coefficient or tax rate. Philosophy challenges you to dig deeper into the claims that are made in economics, and encourages you to ask the question behind the question. The programme has deepened my critical evaluation of macro-economic policy.
Jara Verkeij
Double Degree Economics with Philosophy