Essays on Inequality, Fairness and Taxation

Lancelot Henry De Frahan
This dissertation is a collection of two essays on inequality. The first chapter takes a normative approach to inequality. We start from the normative assumption that not all inequalities are unjust. In particular, we assume that public policy ought to correct inequalities that are caused by differences in skills insofar as they generate poverty but ought to remain neutral towards inequalities generated by different individual preferences over labor choices. We construct social preferences that are...
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