PPE Talk: Why We Should Care More About the Worse Off
January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The interests of the worse off matter more than the interests of the better off. This is not because being worse off than one’s fellows is bad in itself. Nor is it because inequality is bad in itself. Nor still is it because the worse off are badly off in an absolute sense. Instead, it is because the overall good in a society is more sensitive to the good of its relatively worse off members than of its relatively better off members. At least, that is my view. The goal of this talk is to articulate it more precisely and offer a defense.
Public talk by Lara Buchak, Associate Professor of Philosophy at UC Berkeley.