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Sharon Ng Professor Skrentny, TA Megan Strom DOC 2 – C06 10 March 2011 Amartya Sen and Court Cases Amartya Sen focused on the idea of development resulting from freedom. Sen argued that freedom is an essential part of development because it evaluates and measures freedom, and in turn, freedom makes development possible. She gives several examples to unfreedoms, like lack of education and the lack of different job opportunities and labor power. Sen also argues that freedom and development cause each other, and that development is a freedom. Wealth is a perfect example of this because when one has money, they have more freedoms. They have the freedom to live in a bigger and nicer home, send their children to better schools, etc. His ideas correlate well with the court cases studied in DOC. Lochner v. People of the State of NY questions whether it is constitutional for bakers’ working hours to be limited to only 60 hours/week or 10 hours/day. Sen would argue that it is not constitutional for bakers’ working hours to be limited because that could mean an unfreedom
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