Inequality Reexamined

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Harvard University Press, 1995 - Law - 207 pages
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In this deft analysis, Amartya Sen argues that the dictum "all men are created equal" serves largely to deflect attention from the fact that we differ in age, gender, talents, physical abilities as well as in material advantages and social background. He argues for concentrating on higher and more basic values: individual capabilities and freedom to achieve objectives.
  

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User Review  - David Grant - Goodreads

Why is there no 'stopped reading' option? All there is is 'to read' or 'currently reading' or 'bookshelf'. I skimmed a little of this book, noticed how academic it was and put it down. Read full review

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User Review  - Matt Nolan - Goodreads

Really good book that articulated the idea of capabilities and functionings really clearly - and provided plenty of outside references for people who want to dig into more detail. For a summary type ... Read full review

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Contents

Questions and Themes
1
EQUALITY OF WHAT?
12
FREEDOM ACHIEVEMENT AND RESOURCES
31
FUNCTIONINGS AND CAPABILITY
39
FREEDOM AGENCY AND WELLBEING
56
JUSTICE AND CAPABILITY
73
WELFARE ECONOMICS AND INEQUALITY
88
POVERTY AND AFFLUENCE
102
CLASS GENDER AND OTHER GROUPS
117
THE DEMANDS OF EQUALITY
129
References
153
Index of Names
199
Index of Subjects
205
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Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics, is Lamont University Professor, Harvard University.

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