The Distributive Justice of Income Inequality
The dominant trend of political and social ideology in the twentieth century is such as to make many of us uncomfortable, as a matter of principle, with the acceptance of any form of inequality. Since inequality of wealth or income is one of the most permanent and salient features of the human condition, there is little question of not accepting inequality in practice. A discrepancy of such evident magnitude between principle and practice is cause for philosophical uneasiness.
KeywordsIncome Defend Univer Colombia Zinnes
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Arrow, K.: Social Choice and Individual Values, New York: Wiley, 1951.Google Scholar
- Atkinson, A. B.: The Economics of Inequality, London: Oxford University Press, 1975.Google Scholar
- Chenery, H., Ahluwalia, M. S., Bell, C. L. G., Duloy, J. H., and Jolly, R.: Redistribution with Growth, London: Oxford University Press, 1974.Google Scholar
- Lerner, A. P.: The Economics of Control, London: Macmillan, 1944.Google Scholar
- Mincer, J.: ‘The Distribution of Labor Incomes: A Survey (with special reference to the human capital approach)’, Journal of Economic Literature, 1970, 8, 1–26.Google Scholar
- ‘Nearly keeping up: Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 1975–76’, AAUP Bulletin, 1976, 62, 195–284.Google Scholar
- Suppes, P., and Zinnes, J.: ‘Basic Measurement Theory’, in R. D. Luce, R. R. Bush, and E. H. Galanter (eds.), Handbook of Mathematical Psychology (Vol. 1), New York: Wiley, 1963Google Scholar