"Fairer" is pretty vague.
posted on 05/10/2002 1:42:36 PM PDT
Oh come on, the concept of "fairer" is not vague at all. What can be hard sometimes is comparing the relative fairness of specific alternatives. OTOH a lot of times it's not hard at all. For example, it's common for education to be funded by uniform property taxation. An alternative is that only properties owned by people whose SS# ends in an even digit. Would you have any problem saying that the former is fairer than the latter?
The point is that the idea that costs should be rationally allocated in proportion to relative benefits isn't even considered wrt education and many other areas besides.
posted on 05/10/2002 2:30:50 PM PDT
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