Human Rights versus Legal Rights: Freedom And The Free Market
Freedom has been a desire of all persons since the first Stone Age man began chipping out arrowheads to make a living and wondered how to protect the fruits of his labor from the claims of community – at the juncture where property rights separated from human rights capitalism freeloading took form. More
Freedom has been the desire of all peoples in all times and places but freeloading destroys trust increases risk and leads to tyranny this dilemma runs deep and ancient throughout human history, freeloading pits human rights against property rights, and prevents economic rational exchanges from taking place, freeloading hinders our individual and collective right and ability to say no to costs we did not create and defines the nature of power as the ability to impose costs onto society and future generations; debt, unemployment, poverty and pollution are social costs created by freeloaders; overcoming the problem of freeloading requires a Reformation similar to that which separated Protestantism from Catholicism in 1517 and for much the same reason – because freedom is worth fighting for.
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