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Basic Capabilities, How Universal Are They?

December 6, 2017

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by Yang Xuerui [IMAGE] Nussbaum advocates for a universal metric of basic capabilities. However, a Tibetan village that maintains a traditional way of living may challenge her progressive outlook towards ensuring certain basic capabilities.   Imagine a community. It is situated at a disadvantageous location and lacking natural resources, and develops through limited subsidies. The […]

Universal Basic Service

December 6, 2017

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by Victoire Marie Brett According to a PwC report written in March 2017[1], robots could steal 38% of jobs in the United-States, 35% in Germany, 30% in the United Kingdom, and 21% in Japan by the early 2030s. Robots are going to be tomorrow’s workforce. This technological shift will profoundly challenge societies’ economy leading to […]

The affirmative action problem: The case of Sciences-Po.

December 6, 2017

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by Valentin Boissais A problem … In 2001, Sciences-Po have changed its admission procedures, there are now two ones. The first one is an entrance examination (which has always existed). Considered as one of the hardiest in France, it consists in three writing examinations : English, History, and one to choose between literature, mathematic and […]

No Egalitarianism Without Environmental Egalitarianism

December 4, 2017

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by Darrel Chang This is part one of a two-part essay. 2004 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Margie Richard grew up in the historically African-American neighborhood of Diamond in Norco, Louisiana, a community with abnormally high rates of cancer, birth defects, and other devastating health ailments. More than a third of Norco’s children suffer from asthma […]

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