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The Luck of the DrawThe Role of Lotteries in Decision Making$
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Peter Stone

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199756100

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756100.001.0001

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Allocative Justice

Allocative Justice

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The Luck of the Draw

Peter Stone

Oxford University Press

Many of the decisions in which lotteries have intuitive appeal concern allocative justice. This typically involves an agent distributing some good among parties who have claims to that good. This chapter renders precise the circumstances under which lotteries intuitively make sense when allocative justice is involved. It does so by formulating the just lottery rule. The challenge, then, is to explain why the just lottery rule should be true. This chapter considers and rejects three arguments for this rule—arguments grounded in consent, opportunity, and expectations.

Keywords:   lottery, justice, allocation, distribution, claims, consent, opportunity, expectations

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