Equality in an Era of Responsibility

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Speaker: 
Professor John Roemer

Professor Roemer, Professor of Political Science and Economics, Yale University, argues that Rawlsian veil-of-ignorance thought experiments will not produce the recommendations that egalitarians desire, and that a more direct and non-contractarian approach must be taken to integrate responsibility into egalitarian theory.

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