The Slavery of the Not So Talented

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14 (2):185-196 (2011)
The article sets forth Ronald Dworkin’s efforts to avert the slavery of the talented within his theory of equality, so that they are not forced to work full-time at one type of job, but then criticises Dworkin for failing to apply similar concerns to not so talented workers. It argues that he overlooks the problem of the slavery of the not so talented that results from the tough rules he proposes for dealing with insurance payouts. Finally, it tries to show how this unfairness can be avoided with a better interpretation of the likely outcome of his hypothetical insurance experiment given a better understanding of the motivations of parties operating within that experiment
Keywords Dworkin  Slavery of the talented  Equality  Liberty
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DOI 10.1007/s10677-010-9236-9
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