Sequential dominance and weighted utilitarianism
AbstractOk and Lambert (1999) show that one does not have to be a utilitarian to accept Atkinson and Bourguignonâs (1987) sequential generalized Lorenz dominance criterion, because the latter is also supported by a much wider class of aggregation functions. We take a minimal stance, we show that it suffices to be a weighted utilitarian âwith higher weights for the more needyâ to accept it. We also discuss some possible extensions.
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