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Inequality reexamined

Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: New York : Russell Sage Foundation ; Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992.
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Amartya Sen argues that the dictum "all people are created equal" serves largely to deflect attention from the fact that we differ in age, gender, talents, and physical abilities as well as in material advantages and social background. He argues for concentrating on higher and more basic values: individual capabilities and freedom to achieve objectives. By contentrating on the equity and efficiency of social  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amartya Sen
ISBN: 0674452550 9780674452558 0198283342 9780198283348 0198289286 9780198289289
OCLC Number: 25552088
Description: xiv, 207 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Equality of what?; freedom, achievement and resources; functionings and capability; freedom, agency amd well-being; justice and capability; welfare economics and inequality; poverty and affluence; class, gender and other groups; the demands of equality.
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Professor Sen revisits the issues tackled in his previous work, "On Economic Inequality", and provides new analyses and insights into inequality. His main theme is that we should be concerned with  Read more...

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`compelling and elegantly argued book'London Review of Books `important issue, then, as Sen has helpfully insisted over many years, is not whether we are in favour of equality, but rather: equality Read more...

 
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