Monday, August 06, 2007

Postive Rights and Cosmic Justice: Part IV

I have published at Liberty Corner II a very long post: "Positive Rights and Cosmic Justice: Part IV." Here is the bottom line:
Redistribution in an effort to make us "more equal" is not only counterproductive and unfair, it is futile. Or if not entirely futile, largely wasteful. All human beings (or at least those who are citizens and lawful residents of the U.S.) deserve equal rights. But the equal rights they deserve are the negative rights of the original Constitution, not the positive rights sought by generations of so-called liberals and progressives. There is nothing "liberal" or "progressive" (in the root meanings of those words) about redistribution.
I back that up with a long, substantiated argument. Go there and read.