Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

6-19-2019

Keywords

Transparency, Allocation, Welfare, Autonomy, Bioethics, Product labeling, Prioritarianism, Rights, Distributive justice

Organizational Units

Sturm College of Law

Abstract

This chapter argues that rather than viewing transparency as a right, we should regard it as a finite resource whose allocation involves tradeoffs. It then argues that those tradeoffs should be resolved by using a multi-principle approach to distributive justice. The relevant principles include maximizing welfare, maximizing autonomy, and giving priority to the worst off. Finally, it examines some of the implications for law of recognizing the tradeoffs presented by transparency proposals.


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