EQUALITY, AMBITION AND INSURANCE

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Abstract:

It is difficult for prioritarians to explain the degree to which justice requires redress for misfortune in a way that avoids imposing unreasonably high costs on more advantaged individuals whilst also economising on intuitionist appeals to judgment. An appeal to hypothetical insurance may be able to solve the problems of cost and judgment more successfully, and can also be defended from critics who claim that resource egalitarianism is best understood to favour the ex post elimination of envy over individual endowments.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0309-7013.2004.00119.x

Publication date: July 1, 2004

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