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Evolutionary approaches to deprivation transform the ethics of policy making

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 November 2017

Coralie Chevallier*
Affiliation:
Evolution and Social Cognition Group, Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (LNC), Département d'Etudes Cognitives, INSERM U960, Ecole Normale Supérieure, PSL Research University, F-75005 Paris, France. coralie.chevallier@ens.frhttps://sites.google.com/site/coraliechevallier/

Abstract

When designing public policies, decision makers often rely on their own behavioral preferences. Pepper & Nettle's (P&N's) theory suggests that these preferences are unlikely to be appropriate when applied to a different environment (e.g., a low-income environment with fewer career opportunities). This theory has profound implications for the design and ethics of public policies.

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