Cost of Rights Why Liberty Depends on Taxes

ISBN-10: 0393320332

ISBN-13: 9780393320336

Edition: 2000

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction: Common Sense about Rights
Why a Penniless State Cannot Protect Rights
All Rights Are Positive
The Necessity of Government Performance
No Property without Taxation
Watchdogs Must Be Paid
Why Rights Cannot Be Absolutes
How Scarcity Affects Liberty
How Rights Differ from Interests
Enforcing Rights Means Distributing Resources
Why Tradeoffs Are Inescapable
Why Rights Entail Responsibilities
Have Rights Gone Too Far?
The Unselfishness of Rights
Rights as a Response to Moral Breakdown
Understanding Rights as Bargains
How Religious Liberty Promotes Stability
Rightsholders as Stakeholders
Welfare Rights and the Politics of Inclusion
Conclusion: The Public Character of Private Freedoms
Some Numbers on Rights and Their Costs
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