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The cost of rights : why liberty depends on taxes

Author: Stephen Holmes; Cass R Sunstein
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To "fight for your rights," or anyone else's, is not just to debate principles but to haggle over budgets.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Holmes; Cass R Sunstein
ISBN: 0393320332 9780393320336
OCLC Number: 46365478
Description: 255 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: All rights are positive --
The necessity of government performance --
No property with taxation --
Watchdogs must be paid --
How scarcity affects liberty --
How rights differ from interests --
Enforcing rights means distributing resources --
Why tradeoffs are inescapable --
Have rights gone too far? --
The unselfishness of rights --
Rights as a response to moral breakdown --
How religious liberty promotes stability --
Rightsholders as stakeholders --
Welfare rights and the politics of inclusion.
Responsibility: Stephen Holmes and Cass R. Sunstein.

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