Does the existence of brute luck—chance events and circumstances that are beyond a person’s control—support the case for trying to make society more egalitarian? Arguments for ‘luck egalitarianism’ are woefully incomplete unless they sufficiently address (1) the role of choice in shaping outcomes, (2) the difficulty of crafting policies that promote egalitarian goals, and (3) the likelihood that even well-crafted policies would not work out as envisioned.


Other Independent Review articles by Michael C. Munger
    Winter 2019   The Road to Crony Capitalism
    Fall 2018   What Is “Actually Existing Socialism”?
    Fall 2018   Social Class and State Power
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