strategy

Context:

Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen has pointed out that all well-founded ethical principles presuppose equality among individuals in some respect. But as the ability to exploit equal opportunity varies across individuals, the distribution problem can never be fully solved; equality in some dimension necessarily implies inequality in others. In which dimension we advocate equality and in which dimensions we have to accept inequality obviously depends on how we evaluate the different dimensions of welfare. In analogy with his approach to welfare measurement, Sen maintains that capabilities of individuals constitute the principal dimension in which we should strive for equality. At the same time, he observes a problem with this ethical principle, namely that individuals make decisions which determine their capabilities at a later stage. Broader:

ReducingNarrower:

Combatting inequityBalancing strategic arms

Implementing land reform

Securing social equality

Achieving gender equality

Reducing income inequality

Reducing racial inequality

Reducing fiscal inequality

Reducing sibling inequality

Reducing inequality of trade

Providing fair salary scales

Reducing political inequality

Reducing inequality in education

Reducing inequality in employment

Reducing inequality in energy use

Reducing inequality of bargaining

Matching actual and perceived risk

Reducing inequality before the law

Reducing inequality of school fees

Reducing inequality of tax treaties

Reducing inequality of pay for women

Reducing inequality of access to food

Combating discrimination in employment

Reducing inequality in mortality rates

Reducing inequality in decision making

Reducing inequality of property rights

Reducing inequality between generations

Reducing sexual inequality in employment

Reducing inequality of access to the law

Providing safe drinking water for the poor

Reducing gender inequality in intelligence

Reducing inequality of school distribution

Reducing income inequality among countries

Reducing inequality between North and South

Reducing sexual inequality in job promotion

Reducing inequality of property inheritance

Reducing disparity in distribution of wealth

Standardizing economic growth among countries

Reducing inequality of health within countries

Balancing international distribution of skills

Reducing dependence on international inequality

Reducing inequality of use of medical resources

Reducing inequality of social security coverage

Reducing inequality of political representation

Balancing international quality of working life

Reducing inequality of parliamentary constituencies

Reducing inequality of distribution of fish catches

Reducing widening income gulf between rich and poor

Reducing regional inequality of distribution of deaths

Securing equality of opportunity for males and females

Reducing inequality of concentration of financial power

Reducing inequality of distribution of fame and honours

Reducing inequality of mortality rates within countries

Reducing inequality of opportunities for media reception

Reducing inequality of rights for different racial groups

Reducing inequality of distribution of skilled specialists

Reducing inequality of access to education among countries

Reducing inequality of access to education within countries

Reducing inequality-inducing effects of communications media

Reducing inequality of distribution of agricultural machinery

Reducing inequality in morbidity and mortality between countries

Reducing inequality of distribution of production among countries

Reducing inequality of distribution of energy resources among countries

Reducing inequality of distribution of natural resources among countries

Reducing global inequality of distribution of family planning education and facilities

Problems:

Human inequalityReferences:

Sen, A K: On Economic InequalitySubjects:

HumanType Classification:

B: Basic universal strategies