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Frank A Cowell,
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Keywords: Keywords: social welfare; aggregation, questionnaire, income distribution
JEL Classification: H20, H21.
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This Paper is published under the following series: Public Economics Programme Papers
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Abstract:We address a puzzle in welfare economics – the possibility that rational people may be simultaneously against two apparently con‡icting forms of “tyranny.” In fact the two types of tyranny can be reconciled but at the possible cost of con‡ict with other standard welfare principles. We examine whether such con‡icts do arise using a questionnaire-experimental study. Our study shows that both tyrannies are rejected by a majority of the parti- cipants, and in many cases also pose a practical problem in moral reasoning
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