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Rights: Rhetoric versus Reality
By Max Hocutt
This article appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Contrary to Locke, the traditional concept of a right to life, liberty, and property was based on social convention, but this doesn’t mean that popularity in itself could justify a rights-claim to goods and services. Talk of rights has gotten out of hand because people have forgotten that rights are negative and that protecting one person’s right means enforcing another’s duty to respect it.



Other Independent Review articles by Max Hocutt
    Fall 2013   The Fruits and Fallacies of Fred Skinner on Freedom
    Winter 2008   In Defense of Herbert Spencer
    Summer 2005   Sunstein on Rights
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Volume 17 Number 1
Summer 2012

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