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LTT: Roberto Fumagalli
November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Roberto Fumagalli, King’s College London
We Should Not Use Randomization Procedures to Allocate Scarce Life-Saving Resources
This will be an online lecture held via Zoom, and pre-registration is required. Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4p2ZbBl6QvCBhBV_MBIXww
ABSTRACT: In the recent literature across philosophy, medicine and public policy, many influential arguments have been put forward to support the use of randomization procedures to allocate scarce life-saving resources. In this paper, I provide a systematic categorization and a critical evaluation of these arguments. I shall argue that none of those arguments justifies using randomization procedures to allocate scarce life-saving resources and that the relevant decision makers should directly allocate scarce life-saving resources to the individuals with the strongest claims to these resources rather than use randomization procedures to allocate such resources.