Distributive Justice by Hume and Marx

Compare and contrast the essays “The Impossibility of Equality” by Hume and “From Each According to His Abilities, to Each According to His Needs” by Marx on the issue of distributive justice.

What is each author’s position on the possibilities for distributive justice? How is economic justice to be distributed, and what is it about that particular method that makes this pursuit worthwhile? Finally, I want you to answer in your own words whether or not economic justice is something that society should concern itself with – we are heavily invested in equal rights and equal treatment under the law, but where does economic justice fit into our political project? Elaborate on the benefits or drawbacks of concerns with notions of economic justice and the potential implications for our society.