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By Marc Fleurbaey

The definition and size of social welfare were a vexed factor for the previous century. This booklet makes a optimistic, simply acceptable thought and indicates easy methods to evaluation the industrial state of affairs of a society in a manner that provides precedence to the worse-off and that respects each one individual's personal tastes over his or her personal intake, paintings, rest and so forth. This process resonates with the present obstacle to head 'beyond the GDP' within the size of social development. in comparison to technical reports in welfare economics, this booklet emphasizes confident effects instead of paradoxes and impossibilities, and exhibits how you can commence from uncomplicated ideas of potency and equity and turn out with concrete reviews of regulations. in comparison to extra philosophical remedies of social justice, this publication is extra distinctive in regards to the definition of social welfare and reaches conclusions approximately concrete guidelines and associations merely after a rigorous derivation from truly said rules.

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