EQUALITY

EQUALITY - EQUALITY The normative significance of Pareto...

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EQUALITY The normative significance of Pareto optimality is limited by distributional considerations – i.e. how equal is the distribution of income [or whatever]. Phrases and problems: Egalitarian plateau. The ideal of ‘equal concern and respect’ for all citizens) Evaluative space or ‘Focal variable’(corresponds to various answers to the question: What should be equalised?) The Slogan (Person-Affecting claim) The Levelling down objection (criticism of egalitarianism) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SEN: The consequence of the diversity of human beings and the circumstances of their lives is that moving up in one dimension of equality means moving down in another one. Equality in one respect (or evaluative space) leads to inequality in another. Which ‘ evaluative space’ should society find important or what should we equalise? Equality of what?
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