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CEPDISC SEMINAR with Bastian Steuwer

Title: Poverty, Market Prices, and Discrimination

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Mandag 3. juni 2024,  kl. 14:00 - 15:30





Speaker: Bastian Steuwer, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Ashoka University

Abstract. There are good reasons to think that it can be morally wrongful to discrimination on basis of socioeconomic status. However, the point of market and pricing mechanisms is to distinguish (discriminate) between those with the ability to pay and those without – seemingly without raising moral objections. In this article, I argue for two conclusions. First, considering socioeconomic discrimination as wrongful discrimination does not entail rejecting market and pricing mechanisms altogether. Second, nevertheless, in some cases charging a market price amounts to discrimination on basis of socioeconomic status. The problem that I describe is similar to the problem of reaction qualifications.

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