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Access to Higher Education by the Luck of the Draw
  • P. Stone
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Education Review
  • 13 May 2013
Random selection is a fair way to break ties between applicants of equal merit seeking admission to institutions of higher education (with “merit” defined here in terms of the intrinsic contributionExpand
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Justice and Democracy: Essays for Brian Barry
  • P. Stone
  • Sociology
  • Perspectives on Politics
  • 26 August 2005
Justice and Democracy: Essays for Brian Barry. Edited by Keith Dowding, Robert E. Goodin, and Carole Pateman. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 242p. $70.00 cloth, $25.99 paper. GettingExpand
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Why Lotteries Are Just
IN this article, I shall offer an account of why lotteries are just. That is, I shall explain why a properly-constituted lottery is a just—indeed, uniquely just—way to allocate certain types ofExpand
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Rationalizing Capitalist Democracy: The Cold War Origins of Rational Choice Liberalism
  • P. Stone
  • Economics
  • Perspectives on Politics
  • 1 June 2004
Rationalizing Capitalist Democracy: The Cold War Origins of Rational Choice Liberalism.
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The Logic of Random Selection
This essay lays out the common reasoning underlying a diversity of arguments for decision making using lotteries. This reasoning appeals to the sanitizing effects of ignorance. Lotteries ensure thatExpand
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How We Turned around a Problem School.
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The Luck of the Draw: The Role of Lotteries in Decision Making
PART I: THE LOGIC OF RANDOM SELECTION 1. Why Lotteries? 1. THE SCHOOL BOARD TOSSES A COIN 2. LOTTERIES, LOTTERIES EVERYWHERE 3. ABSURD YET OBVIOUS 4. THE STORY SO FAR 5. THE ARGUMENT TO COME 2. WhatExpand
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Rationality and society Rationalité et société
Philosophers and social scientists have offered a variety of arguments for making certain types of decisions by lot. This paper examines three such arguments. These arguments identify indeterminacy,Expand
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