Lecture Notes - 071806 - Increase entitlements of deprived...

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Katie Kerr PHL 304 July 18, 2006 Property and Hunger Amartya Sen It is necessary to incorporate empirical realities into the moral  analyses of  property rights. Property rights are not inviolable.   There is a moral right not to be hungry that should be institutionalized.   “Entitlement  approach to famines” Famines best explained as failures of entitlement systems Entitlements refer to legal rights and  practical possibilities. Analysis of entitlements: Endowment: What you initially own [1] Exchange entitlement: what you can obtain [2] You starve if neither [1] nor [2] yield enough food To fight (and prevent) famines:
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Unformatted text preview: Increase entitlements of deprived groups Guarantee minimum entitlements for everybody Economic growth and distributional adjustments are needed Economic growth doesnt happen instantly Distributional adjustments require that property rights be violated. Substantial government intervention is needed. Absurdum: Regarding property rights as simply acceptable regardless of their consequences The right not to be hungry Reason to change existing policies India: The state is asked to take steps so the right not to be hungry should be realizable for all. Avoid starvation Avoid undernourishment...
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