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The Facets of Exploitation

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  • Marc Fleurbaey

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This paper proposes four concepts of exploitation that encapsulate common uses of the word in social interactions: unfair advantage, unequal exchange, using persons as means, free-riding. It briefly discusses how these concepts appear in the literature (the first two are prominent in Roemer's classical work), and then examines how these forms of exploitation are related and how they can occur.

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  • Marc Fleurbaey, 2012. "The Facets of Exploitation," Working Papers halshs-00702100, HAL.
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    unequal exchange; exploitation; échange inégal; Roemer;

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