Relocating the responsibility cut: Should more responsibility imply less redistribution?

Politics, Philosophy and Economics 5 (3):353-362 (2006)
Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, bertil.tungodden{at} ' + u + '@' + d + ' '//--> Liberal egalitarian theories of justice argue that inequalities arising from non-responsibility factors should be eliminated, but that inequalities arising from responsibility factors should be accepted. This article discusses how the fairness argument for redistribution within a liberal egalitarian framework is affected by a relocation of the cut between responsibility and non-responsibility factors. The article also discusses the claim that equalization of some non-responsibility factors will reduce the ideal level of redistribution. Key Words: responsibility • liberal egalitarianism • redistribution.
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DOI 10.1177/1470594X06068304
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