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

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Walter Veit

Walter Veit

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Scientist, philosopher, and writer at the University of Sydney. Homepage: walterveit.com | You can follow me on https://www.facebook.com/WalterVeitOfficialPage