On the impossibility of complete Non-Interference in Paretian social judgements

Marco Mariotti*, Roberto Veneziani

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    Abstract

    We study a principle of `Non-Interference' in social welfare judgements. Non-Interference captures aspects of liberal approaches (particularly a Millian approach) to social decision making. In its full generality, Non-Interference produces an impossibility result: together with Weak Pareto Optimality, it implies that a social welfare ordering must be dictatorial. However, interesting restricted versions of Non-Interference are compatible with standard social welfare orderings. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1689-1699
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Economic Theory
    Volume148
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

    Keywords

    • Liberalism
    • Non-Interference
    • Impossibility
    • NON-WELFARIST METHOD
    • PRINCIPLE

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