Despite the high value of advanced economic theory and the enviable wealth of the United States of America, developing countries should be very leery of making decisions based primarily on either economic theory or the example of the United States -- including the decision not to provide positive rights. My argument, however, is limited to undercutting these two attacks on positive rights. The possible existence of better paths to utopia is beyond both this article and my expertise.
An updated version of this paper is forthcoming in English, 3 Charleston L. Rev. (2008).
- law & economics; positive rights; causation; public policy
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