In difesa dell'uguaglianza distributiva

Autore: Elena Granaglia
In: Meridiana. 59-60, 2007
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Abstract

In defence of equality
Taking as starting point Krugman’s thesis on the weakening of egalitarian social norms as a cause of today’s growing income inequality, the article aims at pinpointing the force of the egalitarian argument, even assuming a liberal perspective sensitive to freedom, responsibility and incentive-compatibility. To this purpose, it reviews the three main families of theories developed from such a perspective, namely, equality of resources (in the rawlsian as well as in the left-libertarian and dworkinian versions), luck egalitarianism and equality of capabilities.