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An equal right solution to the compensation-responsibility dilemma

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In a simple model where skills may differ among agents, we propose to giv e them an equal right to the resources, interpreted as including both the technological possibilities and the skill profile. An equal right guarantees to each agent a minimal welfare level which depends only on her preferences. The conflicting objectives of unequal skill compensation and preferences responsability are then partially achieved.
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  • Maniquet, Francois, 1998. "An equal right solution to the compensation-responsibility dilemma," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 35(2), pages 185-202, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:matsoc:v:35:y:1998:i:2:p:185-202
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    JEL classification:

    • D30 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - General
    • D33 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Factor Income Distribution
    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

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