The feasibility of global equality
This chapter considers the feasibility of global equality. Section 7.2 continues the analysis of the notion of feasibility started in Chapter 4 and presents a wide account of the feasibility test for principles of justice that takes dynamic variation into account. Common narrow accounts according to which, to be feasible, principles must be fully implementable in the here and now are challenged. Section 7.3 explains how considerations of fact are relevant to the formulation, justification, and scope of principles of justice. Section 7.4 offers a dynamic approach to the appraisal of transformational projects seeking the implementation of demanding principles. An analogy with the introduction of the welfare state in domestic settings is used, showing that a similar array of prudential and moral reasons can be operative at the global level. Section 7.5 concludes by applying the dynamic approach to processes of incremental reform approaching global equality
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