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The Resource Chance, Merit, and Economic Inequality : Rethinking Distributive Justice and the Principle of Desert, by Joseph de la Torre Dwyer, (electronic resource)

Chance, Merit, and Economic Inequality : Rethinking Distributive Justice and the Principle of Desert, by Joseph de la Torre Dwyer, (electronic resource)

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Chance, Merit, and Economic Inequality : Rethinking Distributive Justice and the Principle of Desert
Title
Chance, Merit, and Economic Inequality
Title remainder
Rethinking Distributive Justice and the Principle of Desert
Statement of responsibility
by Joseph de la Torre Dwyer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book develops a novel approach to distributive justice by building a theory based on a concept of desert. As a work of applied political theory, it presents a simple but powerful theoretical argument and a detailed proposal to eliminate unmerited inequality, poverty, and economic immobility, speaking to the underlying moral principles of both progressives who already support egalitarian measures and also conservatives who have previously rejected egalitarianism on the grounds of individual freedom, personal responsibility, hard work, or economic efficiency. By using an agnostic, flexible, data-driven approach to isolate luck and ultimately measure desert, this proposal makes equal opportunity initiatives both more accurate and effective as it adapts to a changing economy. It grants to each individual the freedom to genuinely choose their place in the distribution. It provides two policy variations that are perfectly economically efficient, and two others that are conditionally so. It straightforwardly aligns outcomes with widely shared, fundamental moral intuitions. Lastly, it demonstrates much of the above by modeling four policy variations using 40 years of survey data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.--
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Dwyer, Joseph de la Torre
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Literary form
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Nature of contents
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Series statement
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  • Political science
  • Political theory
  • Public policy
  • Macroeconomics
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Chance, Merit, and Economic Inequality : Rethinking Distributive Justice and the Principle of Desert, by Joseph de la Torre Dwyer, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21126-4
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Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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rdacarrier
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Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Die is Cast: Chance, Merit, and Inequality -- 3. Autonomy and Desert -- 4. Equal Opportunity and Just Deserts: Better Late than Before -- 5. Efficiency and Just Deserts: Economists’ Big Trade-Off -- 6. Liberty and Just Deserts: Slaves, Dynasties, and Moral Agents -- 7. Economy and Desert -- 8. Measure for Merit -- 9. The Individual Moral Agent -- 10. The Natural Lottery Alone -- 11. Just Deserts -- 12. Just Deserts Outcomes and Aggregate Analysis -- 13. The Just Deserts Economy -- 14. Conclusion
Control code
978-3-030-21126-4
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (XVII, 248 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030211264
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uncompressed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
6 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1120695364
Label
Chance, Merit, and Economic Inequality : Rethinking Distributive Justice and the Principle of Desert, by Joseph de la Torre Dwyer, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21126-4
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Die is Cast: Chance, Merit, and Inequality -- 3. Autonomy and Desert -- 4. Equal Opportunity and Just Deserts: Better Late than Before -- 5. Efficiency and Just Deserts: Economists’ Big Trade-Off -- 6. Liberty and Just Deserts: Slaves, Dynasties, and Moral Agents -- 7. Economy and Desert -- 8. Measure for Merit -- 9. The Individual Moral Agent -- 10. The Natural Lottery Alone -- 11. Just Deserts -- 12. Just Deserts Outcomes and Aggregate Analysis -- 13. The Just Deserts Economy -- 14. Conclusion
Control code
978-3-030-21126-4
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2020.
Extent
1 online resource (XVII, 248 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030211264
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
6 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1120695364

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