How (Not) to Make Everyone Better Off (the Forum)

Policymakers often aim for so-called ‘Pareto improvements’—changes that make at least one person better off and no one worse off. This may sound innocuous, but is it always a sensible idea? Philosopher Anna Mahtani argues that there is more to the notion of a Pareto improvement than meets the eye.

Speaker
Anna Mahtani, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method (LSE)

Chair
Jonathan Birch, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method (LSE) and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow