Undominated Diversity

Philippe Van Parijs

in Real Freedom for All

Published in print November 1997 | ISBN: 9780198293576
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600074 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Political Theory

 Undominated Diversity

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Can one really claim to give as much real freedom as possible to those with least real freedom by giving to all the same basic income? What about those with less talents than others? What about the handicapped? This challenge can only be met by introducing a constraint under which the maximization of the basic income needs to operate: undominated diversity. Targeted transfers and other measures must make sure that no person's lifetime internal endowment is regarded by all as inferior to that of someone else.

Keywords: basic income; handicapped; real freedom; talents; targeted transfers; undominated diversity

Chapter.  14568 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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