Are Generational Welfare Trades Always Unjust?
A brief report on our recent publication.
A few days ago, I have published a paper with a number of other bioethicists spread across a number of institutions (Oxford, Yale, Sydney, among others). In it, we reply to a recent article by Mal and Navin in which they made an exceedingly strong claim that we could not agree with.
[W]e maintain that it is always unethical to adopt a policy that necessitates that children become worse off, in order that the vulnerable elderly become better off, even if…