Inequality Reexamined

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Clarendon Press, Sep 17, 1992 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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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The most basic idea, that one person's equality is another's inequality, is explored in detail. Sen illuminates many of the flaws in standard economic thinking, and how the philosophical underpinnings of economics guide and distort economic reasoning. Read full review

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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

Contents

1 EQUALITY OF WHAT?
12
2 FREEDOM ACHIEVEMENT AND RESOURCES
31
3 FUNCTIONINGS AND CAPABILITY
39
4 FREEDOM AGENCY AND WELLBEING
56
5 JUSTICE AND CAPABILITY
73
6 WELFARE ECONOMICS AND INEQUALITY
88
7 POVERTY AND AFFLUENCE
102
8 CLASS GENDER AND OTHER GROUPS
117
9 THE DEMANDS OF EQUALITY
129
References
153
Index of Names
199
Index of Subjects
205
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