Egalitarian Perspectives: Essays in Philosophical Economics

Egalitarian Perspectives: Essays in Philosophical Economics

by John E. Roemer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521450667

ISBN-13: 9780521450669

Pub. Date: 02/25/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Fifteen essays, written over the past dozen years, explore contemporary philosophical debates on egalitarianism, using the tools of modern economic theory, general equilibrium theory, game theory, and the theory of mechanism design.  See more details below

Overview

Fifteen essays, written over the past dozen years, explore contemporary philosophical debates on egalitarianism, using the tools of modern economic theory, general equilibrium theory, game theory, and the theory of mechanism design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521450669
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/25/1994
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Exploitation: 1. Exploitation, alternatives, and socialism; 2. Property relations vs. surplus value in Marxian exploitation; 3. Should Marxists be interested in exploitation?; 4. What is exploitation? Reply to Jeffrey Reiman; 5. Second thoughts on property relations and exploitation; Part II. Equality of Resources: 6. Equality of talent; 7. Egalitarianism, responsibility, and information; 8. A pragmatic theory of responsibility for the egalitarian planner; Part III. Bargaining Theory and Justice: 9. The mismarriage of bargaining theory and distributive justice; 10. A challenge to Neo-Lockeanism; 11. Informational complexity in axiomatic models: benefits and costs; 12. Distributing health: the allocation of resources by an international agency; Part IV. Public Ownership and Socialism: 13. On public ownership; 14. The morality and efficiency of market socialism; 15. A future for socialism.

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