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The luck of the draw : the role of lotteries in decision-making

Author: Peter Stone
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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In The Luck of the Draw, Peter Stone surveys the substantial number of arguments for and against lotteries and argues that lotteries have only one crucial effect relevant to decision-making: they  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Stone
ISBN: 9780199756100 0199756104
OCLC Number: 772377506
Description: xii, 195 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The school board tosses a coin --
Lotteries, lotteries everywhere --
Absurd yet obvious --
The story so far --
The argument to come --
What is a lottery --
Fundamental features of decision-making --
Decision-making by lottery --
The lottery principle --
Indeterminacy without lotteries --
Lotteries and divination --
The relationship between lotteries and justice --
The just lottery rule --
Consent, opportunities, expectations --
What does allocative justice require? --
Allocative justice and outcomes --
Allocative justice and actions --
Impartiality and indeterminacy --
The right and the good --
The nature of the impartiality principle --
Theories of justice --
Alternatives to random selection --
Sortition in practice --
Sortition and justice --
Incentive alignment --
Descriptive representation --
Random selection in other contexts.
Responsibility: Peter Stone.


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Stone does a wonderful job in unifying the discussion of scarce good lotteries under the umbrella of impartiality. ... the implementation of general criteria of justice ... is enough to make The Luck Read more...

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