Luck Egalitarianism, Permissible Inequalities, and Moral Hazard

Journal of Moral Philosophy 6 (3):317-338 (2009)
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In this article, I appeal to the phenomenon of moral hazard in order to explain how at least some of the inequalities permitted by Luck Egalitarianism can be given an alternative, more plausible grounding than that which is supplied by Luck Egalitarianism. This alternative grounding robs Luck Egalitarianism of a potentially significant source of intuitive support whilst enabling conditional welfare policies to survive the attacks on them made by Elizabeth Anderson, Jonathan Wolff, and others

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What is the point of equality.Elizabeth Anderson - 1999 - Ethics 109 (2):287-337.
Special ties and natural duties.Jeremy Waldron - 1993 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 22 (1):3-30.
Luck Egalitarianism and the See-Saw Objection.Gerald Lang - 2006 - American Philosophical Quarterly 43 (1):43 - 56.

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