Liberal Egalitarianism and the Harm Principle
Lombardi, M and Veneziani, R (2009) Liberal Egalitarianism and the Harm Principle Working Paper.
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This paper analyses Rawls's celebrated difference principle, and its lexicographic extension, in societies with a finite and an infinite number of agents. A unified framework of analysis is set up, which allows one to characterise Rawlsian egalitarian principles by means of a weaker version of a new axiom - the Harm Principle - recently proposed by marven09. This is quite surprising, because the Harm principle is meant to capture a liberal requirement of noninterference and it incorporates no obvious egalitarian content. A set of new characterisations of the maximin and of its lexicographic refinement are derived, including in the intergenerational context with an infinite number of agents.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Working Paper)|
|Divisions :||Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Economics|
|Date :||1 September 2009|
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|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||13 Jun 2012 11:24|
|Last Modified :||23 Sep 2013 19:22|
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