Justice and Equity

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MIT Press, 2002 - Business & Economics - 265 pages
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A major work on the foundations of normative economics.

Justice and Equity is a major work on the foundations of normative economics. The principles established by Kolm have formed the basis of the major lines of study in the field. The central principles are the ideal equalities in freedom (related to non-envy) and in happiness (approximated by the efficient leximin in fundamental utility). Kolm also presents related principles such as fundamental dominance and majorities, realistic equity, and adequacies. He analyzes thoroughly the reasons, properties, and consequences of these principles. A foreword for the English-language edition presents the rational necessity of equality and the theory of interpersonal comparisons.

 

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Contents

Foreword 1997
3
Introduction
45
A Basic Concepts
63
B Efficiency Equity Equality
69
Particular Structures
77
Processes
83
E Distribution Problems
91
A Two Persons
105
B Any Number of Persons
155
A Justice and Equity
165
B Adequacy
175
Fundamentalism
187
Index
257
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About the author (2002)

Serge-Christophe Kolm is Professor and Director at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris. He is the author of thirty books and several hundred scientific articles in economics and other branches of social science.

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