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Some Thoughts on Shortsightedness and Intergenerational Equity


Brett M. Frischmann


Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 36, p. 457, 2005

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This essay was written for Loyola University Chicago Law Faculty Issue on Justice, published in the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. The essay discusses the concept of intergenerational equity. It addresses society's relationship to past and future generations and how this relationship ought to influence our decision making in the present. It opens with a scene from South Park, a television show on Comedy Central, and ends with a discussion of President Lincoln's Lyceum Address.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: Intergenerational, shortsighted, justice, Lyceum

JEL Classification: D9, H00

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Date posted: May 10, 2005  

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Frischmann , Brett M., Some Thoughts on Shortsightedness and Intergenerational Equity. Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 36, p. 457, 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=721025

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Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law ( email )
55 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
United States

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