Entitlement theory of justice and end-state fairness in the allocation of goods
Biung-Ghi Ju () and
Juan Moreno-Ternero ()
No 17.11, Working Papers from Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics
Robert Nozick allegedly introduced his liberal theory of private ownership as an objection to theories of end-state justice. Nevertheless, we show that, in a stylized framework for the allocation of goods in joint ventures, both approaches can be seen as complementary. More precisely, in such a context, self-ownership (the basis for Nozick's entitlement theory of justice) followed by voluntary transfer (Nozick's principle of just transfer) can lead to end-state fairness (as well as Pareto efficiency). Furthermore, under a certain solidarity condition, the only way to achieve end-state fairness, following Nozick's procedure, is to endorse an egalitarian rule for the initial assignment of rights.
Keywords: entitlement theory of justice; end-state fairness; self-ownership; fairness; no-envy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: ENTITLEMENT THEORY OF JUSTICE AND END-STATE FAIRNESS IN THE ALLOCATION OF GOODS (2018)
Working Paper: Entitlement theory of justice and end-state fairness in the allocation of goods (2016)
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