Redistribution and the Efficiency-Justice Trade-off
Social justice has become a main objective of economic policy and so often dominates efficiency considerations. In the history of economic thoughts the trade off between efficiency and justice has often been discussed but remained an unsolved problem. In using a simple approach of standard welfare economics the trade-off can be clarified and at least some theoretical arguments found that compulsory income redistribution is usually connected with disincentives and more or less serious efficiency losses.
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