Relocating the responsibility cut: Should more responsibility imply less redistribution?

Type/nr A14/05
Skrevet av Alexander W. Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden
Liberal egalitarian theories of justice argue the inequalities arising from non-responsibility factors should be eliminated, but that inequalities arising from responsibility factors should be accepted. The paper discusses how the fairness argument for redistribution within a liberal egalitarian framework is affected by a relocation of the cut between responsibility and non-responsibility factors. The paper also discusses the claim that equalization of som non-responsibility factors will reduce the ideal level of redistribution.
Språk Skrevet på engelsk