Inequality Reexamined

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Clarendon Press, Sep 14, 1995 - Social Science - 222 pages
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This book brings together and develops some of the most important economic, social, and ethical ideas Sen has explored over the last two decades. It examines the claims of equality in social arrangements, stressing that we should be concerned with people's capabilities rather than either their resources or their welfare. Sen also looks at some types of inequality that have been less systematically studied than those of class or wealth.

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Really luscious and lucid argument: Everyone who theorizes about this is egalitarian in the sense that s/he wants equality of something, but what IS that 'something'? Read full review

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