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‘Non-interference’ implies equality. (English) Zbl 1184.91087
Summary: We propose a new principle of “non-interference” applied to social welfare orderings. The principle, together with two other standard requirements, implies a strong egalitarian conclusion: the ordering must lexicographically maximize the welfare of the worst off.

MSC:
91B14 Social choice
91B08 Individual preferences
91B15 Welfare economics
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