The theme of public debt has become one of the main topics during the last two decades not only in Italy but also in most Western countries especially the ones belonging to the European Union. The central thesis of this article – which rebuilds the theme in a philosophical and jurisdictional perspective linking it to the wider concept of intergenerational justice – is that the intergenerational justice foundation has to be traced in the principle of proportionality in using economic and material resources and, consequently, also in policies of resorting to public debt. From the fundamental character of the proportionality principle it derives the thesis of downgrading the rights to freedom in the sense that they are no more to be considered as the most important ones for intergenerational justice.

Il debito pubblico tra giustizia intergenerazionale, principio di proporzionalità e diritti di autonomia

L. Di Carlo
2018

Abstract

The theme of public debt has become one of the main topics during the last two decades not only in Italy but also in most Western countries especially the ones belonging to the European Union. The central thesis of this article – which rebuilds the theme in a philosophical and jurisdictional perspective linking it to the wider concept of intergenerational justice – is that the intergenerational justice foundation has to be traced in the principle of proportionality in using economic and material resources and, consequently, also in policies of resorting to public debt. From the fundamental character of the proportionality principle it derives the thesis of downgrading the rights to freedom in the sense that they are no more to be considered as the most important ones for intergenerational justice.
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