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  1. John E. Roemer (2012). Ideology, Social Ethos, and the Financial Crisis. Journal of Ethics 16 (3):273-303.
    The crisis of 2008–2009 has been viewed primarily as a financial one, which has spilled over into the economy more generally. I want to argue that there is a much deeper crisis, of which the present one is a result. The deeper crisis is political: more specifically, it is a crisis in the ideology and social ethos of the American people. I refer to what has happened to the thinking of United States citizens since the Second World War, and the (...)
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  2. John E. Roemer (2012). On Several Approaches to Equality of Opportunity. Economics and Philosophy 28 (2):165-200.
    The formal theory of equality of opportunity emerged as a response to Ronald Dworkin's (1981) characterization of resource egalitarianism, as defined by the allocation that would emerge from insurance contracts arrived at behind a thin veil of ignorance. This article compares several of the prominent versions of this response, put forth in the period 1993–2008. I argue that a generalization of Roemer's (1998) proposal is the most satisfactory approach. Inherent in that generalization is an indeterminism, which reflects a philosophical problem: (...)
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  3. John E. Roemer (2010). Jerry Cohens Why Not Socialism? Some Thoughts. Journal of Ethics 14 (3-4):255-262.
    In his book Why Not Socialism? , G.A. Cohen described several kinds of inequality that would be acceptable under socialism, yet nonetheless harmful to community. I describe another kind of inequality with this property, deriving from the legitimate transmission of preferences and values from parents to children. In the same book, Cohen proposes that the designing of a socialist allocation mechanism is a key problem for socialist theory. I maintain this is less of a problem than he believes. Finally, some (...)
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  4. John E. Roemer (2009). Concepts and Theories of Inequality. In Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan & Timothy M. Smeeding (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality. Oup Oxford.
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  5. John E. Roemer (2009). Prospects for Achieving Equality in Market Economies. In Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan & Timothy M. Smeeding (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality. Oup Oxford.
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  6. Juan D. Moreno-Ternero & John E. Roemer (2008). The Veil of Ignorance Violates Priority. Economics and Philosophy 24 (2):233-257.
    The veil of ignorance has been used often as a tool for recommending what justice requires with respect to the distribution of wealth. We complete Harsanyi's model of the veil of ignorance by appending information permitting objective comparisons among persons. In order to do so, we introduce the concept of objective empathy. We show that the veil-of-ignorance conception of John Harsanyi, so completed, and Ronald Dworkin's, when modelled formally, recommend wealth allocations in conflict with the prominently espoused view that priority (...)
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  7. John E. Roemer (2004). Eclectic Distributional Ethics. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 3 (3):267-281.
    Utilitarians, maximinners, prioritarians, and sufficientarians each provide examples of situations demonstrating, often apparently compellingly, that a sensible ethical observer must adopt their view and reject the others. I argue, to the contrary, that an attractive ethic is eclectic or pluralistic, in the sense of coinciding with these apparently different views in different regions of the space of social states. I reject the view that an appealing ethic can be universally maximin, prioritarian, or utilitarian. Key Words: distributive justice • utilitarianism • (...)
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  8. John E. Roemer (2003). Defending Equality of Opportunity. The Monist 86 (2):261-282.
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  9. John E. Roemer (2003). If Youre an Egalitarian, How Come Youre So Rich? Mind 112 (445):106-112.
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  10. John E. Roemer (2003). Review: If You're an Egalitarian, How Come You're so Rich? [REVIEW] Mind 112 (445):106-112.
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  11. John E. Roemer (2002). Egalitarianism Against the Veil of Ignorance. Journal of Philosophy 99 (4):167-184.
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  12. John E. Roemer (2001). Three Egalitarian Views and American Law. Law and Philosophy 20 (4):433 - 460.
  13. John E. Roemer (2000). [Book Review] Theories of Distributive Justice. [REVIEW] Social Theory and Practice 26 (2):327-345.
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  14. John E. Roemer (1998). Igualdad de oportunidades. Isegoría 18:71-87.
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  15. John E. Roemer (1994). Egalitarian Perspectives: Essays in Philosophical Economics. Cambridge University Press.
    This book presents fifteen essays, written over the past dozen years, on egalitarianism. The essays explore contemporary philosophical debates on this subject, using the tools of modern economic theory, general equilibrium theory, game theory, and the theory of mechanism design. Egalitarian Perspectives is divided into four parts: the theory of exploitation; equality of resources; bargaining theory and distributive justice; and market socialism and public ownership. The first part presents Roemer's influential reconceptualisation of the Marxian theory of exploitation as a theory (...)
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  16. John E. Roemer (1993). A Pragmatic Theory of Responsibility for the Egalitarian Planner. Philosophy and Public Affairs 22 (2):146-166.
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  17. John E. Roemer (1992). Providing Equal Educational Opportunity: Public Vs. Voucher Schools. Social Philosophy and Policy 9 (01):291-.
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  18. John E. Roemer (1992). The Morality and Efficiency of Market Socialism. Ethics 102 (3):448-464.
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  19. Jon Elster & John E. Roemer (eds.) (1991). Interpersonal Comparisons of Well-Being. Cambridge University Press.
    In this volume a diverse group of economists, philosophers, political scientists, and psychologists address the problems, principles, and practices involved in comparing the well-being of different individuals. A series of questions lie at the heart of this investigation: What is the relevant concept of well-being for the purposes of comparison? How could the comparisons be carried out for policy purposes? How are such comparisons made now? How do the difficulties involved in these comparisons affect the status of utilitarian theories? This (...)
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  20. John E. Roemer (1989). A Public Ownership Resolution of the Tragedy of the Commons. Social Philosophy and Policy 6 (02):74-.
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  21. John E. Roemer (1989). Second Thoughts on Property Relations and Exploitation. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 19 (sup1):255-266.
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  22. John E. Roemer (1989). What is Exploitation? Reply to Jeffrey Reiman. Philosophy and Public Affairs 18 (1):90-97.
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  23. John E. Roemer (1988). A Challenge to Neo-Lockeanism. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 18 (4):697 - 710.
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  24. John E. Roemer (1988). Free to Lose: An Introduction to Marxist Economic Philosophy. Harvard University Press.
    Introduction Marxism is a set of ideas from which sprang particular approaches to economics, sociology, anthropology, political theory, literature, art, ...
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  25. John E. Roemer (1987). Book Review:Superfairness. William Baumol. [REVIEW] Ethics 97 (3):661-.
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  26. John E. Roemer (1987). Egalitarianism, Responsibility, and Information. Economics and Philosophy 3 (02):215-.
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  27. John E. Roemer (1985). Equality of Talent. Economics and Philosophy 1 (2):151-.
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  28. John E. Roemer (1985). Should Marxists Be Interested in Exploitation? Philosophy and Public Affairs 14 (1):30-65.
  29. John E. Roemer (1983). R. P. Wolff's Reinterpretation of Marx's Labor Theory of Value: Comment. Philosophy and Public Affairs 12 (1):70-83.
  30. John E. Roemer (1982). Property Relations Vs. Surplus Value in Marxian Exploitation. Philosophy and Public Affairs 11 (4):281-313.
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