The Luck of the Draw.
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Sometimes goods are distributed through lotteries, leaving tough decisions up to randomness. Is this just?
What distinguishes fair systems of randomization from unfair ones?
Are lotteries ever fair? Or are they just the best we can do in certain situations?
Sometimes it isn't possible to distribute goods evenly. When this happens, we often leave it up to randomness -- in the form of lotteries -- to decide who gets what. Is this just? Or is it merely the best we can do? What distinguishes fair systems of randomization from unfair ones? John and Ken take their chances with Peter Stone, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.
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