‘Non-interference’ implies equality

Marco Mariotti, R Veneziani

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    Abstract

    We propose a new principle of 'non-interference' applied to social welfare orderings. The principle, together with two other standard requirements, implies a strong egalitarian conclusion: the ordering must lexicographically maximize the welfare of the worst off.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)123-128
    Number of pages6
    JournalSocial Choice and Welfare
    Volume32
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

    Keywords

    • EQUITY

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