Chapter

Against Real Unfreedom: Equality and Neutrality

Gijs van Donselaar

in The Right to Exploit

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780195140392
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199871483 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140392.003.0006
Against Real Unfreedom: Equality and Neutrality

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This chapter discusses an argument that we should nevertheless be committed to equal property rights in external resources, on account of our (broadly liberal) commitment to freedom as a fundamental value. In order to demonstrate the problem with this argument, we have to return to the original egalitarian Robinsonade that was invoked to make the case for basic income.

Keywords: equal property rights; resources; freedom; Pareto optimality; Robinsonade

Chapter.  5549 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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