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Unformatted text preview: Laissez-faire-Equality is in market opportunity-If earned in market -economic inequality of result is justified-Leary of democratic rights, opposes social rights-Remember conflict of negative & positive rights!-Social context :-Business class opposing aristocratic community, tradition, privilege, -left in early 19th c.; but moves right - as working class displaces aristocracy  Reform liberalism-Still individualist, rationalist, equal opportunity-But adds democratic, social rights- to address working class need-Supports state intervention in economy (progressive tax, regulation) -& in civil society (welfare state, later multiculturalism)-Positive right to preconditions of equal opportunity, via state-Main left option where som weak -North America, not Europe or E. Asia...
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- Spring '07