Defending equality of outcome

@inproceedings{Phillips2004DefendingEO,
  title={Defending equality of outcome},
  author={Amy C. Phillips},
  year={2004}
}
TWO THEMES have become part of the common-sense in current thinking about equality. The first is that defining equality in terms of outcome— equalising where people end up rather than where or how they begin—displays a distressing lack of sophistication. Such a definition immediately begs the question of what we are seeking to equalise (income? happiness? welfare?), and seems to forget that measures to deliver equality on one of these metrics will deliver inequality on another. Equalising… CONTINUE READING

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