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Fairness, freedom, and forgiveness in health care

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  • Aitor Calo-Blanco

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This paper focuses on the optimal allocation between health and lifestyle choices when society is concerned about forgiveness. Based on the idea of fresh starts, we construct a social ordering that permits us to make welfare assessments when it is acceptable to compensate individuals who have mismanaged their initial resources. Our social rule also allows for the inclusion of the fairness and responsibility approach in the model. Grounded on basic ethical principles, we propose the application of the minimax criterion to the existing distance between the individual’s final bundle and her ideal choice. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

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  • Aitor Calo-Blanco, 2014. "Fairness, freedom, and forgiveness in health care," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 43(1), pages 141-151, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:sochwe:v:43:y:2014:i:1:p:141-151
    DOI: 10.1007/s00355-013-0774-7
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    1. Aitor Calo-Blanco, 2015. "Health, responsibility and taxation with a fresh start," Working Papers 15.06, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
    2. Aitor Calo-Blanco, 2017. "Health, responsibility and taxation with a fresh start," SERIEs: Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, Springer;Spanish Economic Association, vol. 8(2), pages 177-199, June.
    3. Aitor Calo-Blanco, 2016. "Fair compensation with different social concerns for forgiveness," Review of Economic Design, Springer;Society for Economic Design, vol. 20(1), pages 39-56, March.
    4. Aitor Calo-Blanco, 2016. "Fair compensation with different social concerns for forgiveness," Review of Economic Design, Springer;Society for Economic Design, vol. 20(1), pages 39-56, March.

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