more recent ones in Sudan and Ethiopia, was that they
all took place even though there
was no decline in the food-grain availability per
capita in those countries. How does
one explain this anomaly?
2.One popular way of measuring a society’s well being
is to analyse utilities of individuals
in the society. Two possible ways of measuring well
being based on utilities are:
,where i = 1,2…n
2. Usociety = min(u1, u2…un)
The first measure adds up individual utilities (ui)
across the entire society. The other
measure uses a minimum function to do the same.
Interpret these two measures.
Criticise both these measures using the capabilities