Sém. 13/12/18 S. Cato


10h45 - 12h15

Salle de réunion 009 GATE Lyon Saint-Etienne
10, Rue Tréfilerie
42023 Saint Etienne Cedex 2

Campus Tréfilerie - GATE Lyon Saint-Etienne - Maison de l'Université Bâtiment B

Susumu Cato, Invited Professor, University of Tokyo, Institute of Social Sciences, présentera un séminaire intitulé : Equality, proportional fairness and efficiency in early socialist thought.

Thème de recherche / Main topics : Welfare economics, Public economics.

Résumé / abstract  : To each according to his ability, to each ability according to his works” is the famous saint-simonian aphorism (1830). “From each according to his ability, to each ability according to his needs” is the most famous aphorism found in Marx’ Gotha Program (1875). The latter came in fact from Louis Blanc (1848) that makes both Louis Blanc and the Saint-Simonians the founders of two stream of social thought : the “works” and the “needs” approach which lie on a common criticism of liberal competition and a willingness to organize the society upon individual abilities (their skills, knowledge, capacities and so on). While the first approach is based on logic of efficiency to the detriment of equality, the second, which is the basis of socialism, seems to be based on a particular conception of equality. Our goal is to determine the kind of efficiency, equality and fairness that these two approaches are based on.

Susumu Cato