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the state, condition, or quality of being
, or free from bias or injustice; evenhandedness:
I have to admit, in all fairness, that she would only be paid for part of the work.
the quality of being light of hair or complexion:
She was proud of the fairness of her skin, and never went out without a parasol and gloves.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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also shows up as an animal spirit, influencing thousands of decisions in ways that part company with standard theory.
is generally not thought of as a single notion.
Even if economists know that
matters, too little of their work reflects it.
Our reputation for
and objectivity depends on strict adherence to this principle.
Life may not be fair, but humans have a strong bias for
Bill's problem with his employer's oversight was not so much ego, as a matter of his deeply ingrained sense of
Take economic profit versus psychological
as an example.
Presumably, the government wants to maintain the appearance of complete
becomes subjective when one takes one's talents and skills out into the workplace, or creates one's own employment.
Different countries will always strike different compromises between efficiency,
Word Origin and History for
. Meaning evenhandedness is from mid-15c.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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