Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/105780
Authors: 
Mariotti, Marco
Veneziani, Roberto
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, University of Massachusetts, Department of Economics 2014-01
Abstract: 
We analyse the liberal ethics of noninterference applied to social choice. A liberal principle capturing noninterfering views of society and inspired by John Stuart Mill's conception of liberty, is examined. The principle captures the idea that society should not penalise agents after changes in their situation that do not affect others. An impos- sibility for liberal approaches is highlighted: every social decision rule that satisfies unanimity and a general principle of noninterference must be dictatorial. This raises some important issues for liberal approaches in social choice and political philosophy.
Subjects: 
Liberalism
Harm Principle
Non-Interference
Impossibility
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
250.63 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.