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Economics and Philosophy 15, 63-83. Macleod J. 1992. Response to Oliver, Healy and Le Grand. Lancet 360, November 23. Oliver A, Healy A, Le Grand J. 2002. Addressing health inequalities. Lancet 360, 565-567. O’Neill O. 2002. A question of trust. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Perry I. 1992. Response to Oliver, Healy and Le Grand. Lancet 360, November 23. Sen A. 1985. Commodities and capabilities. Amsterdam: North Holland. Tversky A, Kahneman D. 1982. Judgment under uncertainty: heuristics and biases.

However, this is clearly to confuse the role of providing information on preferences and attitudes with the responsibility for the making of decisions. No matter how sophisticated our consultative procedures are, they are no substitute for the exercise of responsibility by those authorised to make a decision – though of course the authorisation could extend to the population at large in an actual referendum. 128), but this was always a rather implausible proposition. A social welfare function is a mapping of a statement of individual preferences over alternative social states into a statement of collective preference.

Like Le Grand, too, I would also subscribe to the view that choice is intrinsically desirable, though I would put rather more emphasis on choice as a necessary condition for personal autonomy. Economists have no monopoly in holding such views, although they are perhaps unique in making them a touchstone of disciplinary faith while heterodoxy is the norm in other areas of scholarship. But the logic of Le Grand’s argument can, surely, be carried one step further. To the extent that there is free will then indeed (like Eliot’s chessmen) we can choose when and whether to be pawns or queens, knights or knaves.

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