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On a dilemma of redistribution

Marcoci, Alexandru (2019) On a dilemma of redistribution. Dialectica, 72 (3). pp. 453-460. ISSN 0012-2017

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Identification Number: 10.1111/1746-8361.12244


McKenzie Alexander presents a dilemma for a social planner who wants to correct the unfair distribution of an indivisible good between two equally worthy individuals or groups: either she guarantees a fair outcome, or she follows a fair procedure (but not both). In this paper I show that this dilemma only holds if the social planner can redistribute the good in question at most once. To wit, the bias of the initial distribution always washes out when we allow for sufficiently many redistributions.

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Additional Information: © 2019 Author dialectica © 2019 Editorial Board of dialectica
Divisions: Government
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2018 09:51
Last Modified: 15 May 2024 23:22

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