Rationing a Shortage of Positivist Civil Rights

by | Apr 8, 2006 | Stress Blog | 3 comments

Those on the left who believe in positive rights but not negative liberties have always confounded me when they claim universalism. Now, I believe in universal human rights, locally (and, ideally, civilly) enforced. But if you believe everyone has a right to health care or education, then your conception of rights is limited to the amount of wealth, the practical possibility of distributing benefits equally, etc., which is why socialist states treat people so unequally