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- Published: January 1, 1999
Published 1999 Price £9.95 (ISBN 1 902488 05 9)
A seminar held on 15th July 1998 – the fourth of a series of seven seminars on Equality and the Modern Economy. Ronald Dworkin made the case for saying that governments should aim for some version of equality, not simply for sufficiency. He spelt equality out in terms of an equality of resources, meaning by that an ‘envy free’ distribution, and illustrated his position with the examples of health insurance and welfare to work. John Wilson took issue with the idea of equality of resources, suggesting also that equality requires a social as well as an individual matrix. He offered an alternative account of equality rooted in equal human worth.