chapter  12
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Justice and Fairness

Equi ty is one o f the major values o f Amer i can society. A l though not all cultural values are consistent, and some may even be cont radic tory , 6 7 the A m e r i c a n value system stresses fairness and justice as a major theme and a matter o f democratic principle. This theme is embedded i n the values o f the workplace (as it is i n the rest o f social life), where constant assessments are made o f the fairness o f the exchange o f giving and receiving, o f contr ibut ion and compensation.