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dc.contributor.authorJohn Roemer
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-25T11:11:50Z
dc.date.available2019-09-25T11:11:50Z
dc.date.created2016-03-03 04:52
dc.identifieroai:RePEc:kap:enreec:v:56:y:2013:i:1:p:141-148
dc.identifierRePEc:kap:enreec:v:56:y:2013:i:1:p:141-148
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10640-013-9694-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12424/245916
dc.description.abstractDiscounting the utilities of future generations in many problems, such as climate-change analysis, has several justifications, only one of which can be supported by ethics which postulate that every individual, no matter when born, has an equal right to well-being. That justification is that future generations may not exist. In an earlier article published here, I explained this view, and criticized economists who deviate from it: the practical aspect of this deviation is to choose discount rates which are far too high, thus relegating future generations to lower utility than they a priori have a right to. As well, many economists continue to rely upon a utilitarian ethic, a reliance which is independent of the discounting issue, but which I also criticize. Dasgupta responded to my article; the present article is a response to Dasgupta. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
dc.description.abstractDiscounting, Climate-change, Utilitarianism, Sustainability, Intergenerational ethics,
dc.titleOnce More on Intergenerational Discounting in Climate-Change Analysis: Reply to Partha Dasgupta
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