In summarizing the discussion, it is convenient to divide the errors exposed into those that refute the whole of Sen's thesis and those that refute only part of it. Each of the following errors is, by itself, fatal to Sen's whole thesis. If any one of them is accepted then his whole thesis must be rejected. It is not, of course, possible to argue in economics that his theory may be right but his facts are wrong.

The following points taken individually do not disprove the theory as a whole, but only individual hypotheses:

It has not been the aim of this paper to appraise Sen's entitlement theory. It should be noted, however, that even in the hands of its originator it is apparently incapable of detecting the many contradictions in the model presented or the many factual errors. Modern marketing theory, on the other hand, exposes the errors and contradictions immediately.

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