I recently listened to a podcast featuring Amartya Sen, a Nobel prize winning economist and philosopher. (If you want to hear it, here it is.) He has a new book about justice, in which he argues that a universal or idealized concept of justice should not be our goal: rather, we should focus on the obvious injustices and eliminate them.
The interviewer mentioned a parable Sen uses in his book that I found intriguing. I will paraphrase:
Imagine a flute. Three children each have a claim on the flute.
The first child should have the flute because she can play it well, and the others cannot.
The second child should have the flute because he has no other toys with which to play, and the others do have toys.
The third child should have the flute because she made it.
Of course, the purpose of the parable is to show the competing definitions of justice. But I wonder: according to contemporary Mormon Christianity, who should get the flute? Extra points for textual support.