Sunstein on Rights
By Max Hocutt
This article appeared in the Summer 2005 issue of The Independent Review
In The Second Bill of Rights (2004), Cass Sunstein, distinguished professor of jurisprudence at the University of Chicago, argues that economic security should be a governmentally protected right with the same status as the right to own property and speak ones mind. Sunsteins argument rests on a faulty understanding of the distinction between positive rights, which obligate individuals to do something, and negative rights, which obligate them to not do something.
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