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You’ve probably heard of the “cone of silence.” Borrowed from political philosophy, this week’s econ chapter offers us the “veil of ignorance.” No, the veil won’t make you ignorant. The veil is a thought experiment in the form of an imagined opaque curtain. It’s used to assess whether a proposed law or policy would be fair — without knowing whether you would be a winner or a loser under it.

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