Abstract: What do we owe to others as a matter of basic justice? What are we entitled to claim for ourselves? There are many answers to these questions in the literature. This paper argues that the main contenders are either too demanding or cannot demand enough (and sometimes that they are both too demanding and not demanding enough). Instead, it suggests, a new view on which everyone is only entitled to protections of their ability to live a minimally good life and must give up anything not necessary to live such a life to those who require assistance in doing so. While this generates significant demands, it also limits these demands significantly.