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The American Experiment: From Negative Rights, To Positive Rights, To No Rights At All: Part VI of VI

Meritocracy Or Bust The reason the pursuit of equality will increase prevailing threats for humankind is that it stands in total opposition to the standard of merit—that standard that will maximize productivity, efficiency, innovation, and advancement within nations and for … Continue reading

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The American Experiment: From Negative Rights, To Positive Rights, To No Rights At All: Part V of VI

An Unhappy Ending   Effectively, this will mean the end of private property rights, which are the basis for all other individual rights. And while being able to redistribute resources at their pleasure, government officials will be able to increasingly … Continue reading

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The American Experiment: From Negative Rights, To Positive Rights, To No Rights At All: Part IV of VI

Opposites That Do Not Attract On the other hand, the postmodern counter-Enlightenment movement was effectively diametrically opposed to Enlightenment ideals. For as opposed to the Enlightenment ideal that strives to maximize individual freedom by restraining government power, the postmodern counter-Enlightenment … Continue reading

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The American Experiment: From Negative Rights, To Positive Rights, To No Rights At All: Part III of VI

No Better or Worst, No Winners or Losers However, as it was clear that these “mere differences” were typically controlling, not only in justifying invasions but also in dictating outcomes, it was increasingly construed that it was not enough to … Continue reading

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The American Experiment: From Negative Rights, To Positive Rights, To No Rights At All: Part II of VI

Backlashes For the Ages Meanwhile, while agreeing with the sentiment of anti-elitism, most laypeople experiencing the Enlightenment were not keen on the idea that these increasingly discovered laws of nature were ultimately controlling in human affairs. And when science and … Continue reading

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The American Experiment: From Negative Rights, To Positive Rights, To No Rights At All: Part I of VI

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently made news by declaring that Egypt will be well advised to develop a new government according to constitutional principles, but should not use the U.S. Constitution as an example. She said that … Continue reading

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