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Real Freedom for AllWhat (if Anything) Can Justify Capitalism?$
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Philippe Van Parijs

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198293576

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198293577.001.0001

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Undominated Diversity

Undominated Diversity

(p.58) Chapter 3 Undominated Diversity
Real Freedom for All

Philippe Van Parijs

Oxford University Press

Can one really claim to give as much real freedom as possible to those with least real freedom by giving to all the same basic income? What about those with less talents than others? What about the handicapped? This challenge can only be met by introducing a constraint under which the maximization of the basic income needs to operate: undominated diversity. Targeted transfers and other measures must make sure that no person's lifetime internal endowment is regarded by all as inferior to that of someone else.

Keywords:   basic income, handicapped, real freedom, talents, targeted transfers, undominated diversity

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