The Roots of Morality

The Right and the Good: Distributive Justice and Neural Encoding of Equity and Efficiency.
Published Online May 8, 2008
Science DOI: 10.1126/science.1153651

Distributive justice concerns how individuals and societies distribute benefits and burdens in a just or moral manner. Combining distribution choices with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we investigate the central problem of distributive justice: the tradeoff between equity and efficiency.

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