Positive Rights

I’ve always been a big fan of Charles Taylor’s essay “What’s Wrong with Negative Liberty,” but I haven’t done much to advance the idea of economic, social and cultural rights. Here are two efforts to rectify the situation:

1) An opinion piece in the Bergen Record, A Constitutional Right to Health Care.

2) A post at Madisonian, Internet Access as a Human Right.

I don’t think I have much to add to the already well-developed philosophical literature on positive rights, but I’d like to do more to bring this concept to an American audience.

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