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Fair Limits and KNAW symposium on moral responsibility for climate policy

On the 24th of June, Fair Limits, in cooperation with the Royal Dutch Academy for the Sciences (KNAW) hosted an symposium on moral responsibility in the context of climate change. Despite the tropical temperatures outside, the auditorium of the Public Library in Amsterdam was almost fully packed. Ingrid Robeyns kicked off the afternoon by outlining…

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Article in Journal of Human Development and Capabilities

Ingrid Robeyns published her paper “What, if Anything, is Wrong with Extreme Wealth?” in Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. The article is available through open access via this link Abstract This paper proposes a view, called limitarianism, which suggests that there should be upper limits to the amount of income and wealth a person…

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An afternoon with Paula Casal

On Friday the 21st Fair Limits hosted a colloquium around Paula Casal’s (ICREA-Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) work. We discussed two papers. In “Conservative and conservationist sufficiency” Casal questions the role that sufficiency principles play in theorizing about intergenerational justice. As currently understood, sufficiency principles allow for significant destruction of nature and biodiversity. Casal argues in favour…

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Three Talks in Bucharest

From June 13-15th three members of the Fair Limits team traveled to Romania for the first annual Conference in Analytical Political Theory hosted by the Bucharest Center for Political Theory. The theme of the conference was “Thresholds in Justice: Sufficientarianism and Limitarianism Revisited.” Ingrid Robeyns delivered one of the keynote addresses, “What is Limitarianism?” where…

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Ingrid Robeyns over Notre-Dame en rijkentaks in De Morgen

In het Belgische De Morgen verscheen een interview met Ingrid Robeyns naar aanleiding van haar boek Rijkdom. Ze werd onder meer gevraagd naar haar analyse over de donaties van Franse filantropen zoals Bernard Arnault en François Pinault na de brand in de Notre-Dame in Parijs. Ook reageert ze op de oproep van Rutger Bregmans (“Taxes,…

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Essay over rijkdom in Volkskrant

In de Volkskrant verscheen een essay van Ingrid Robeyns over rijkdom: Het is tijd voor een eerlijke verdeling tussen arm en rijk, want een moreel recht op rijkdom bestaat niet. In het artikel, gebaseerd op haar nieuwe boek Rijkdom, zet Robeyns kanttekeningen bij het veronderstelde recht op (het vergaren van) rijkdom. Lees hier het volledige…

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