Economic_Oppression

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Economic Oppression
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Amartya Sen Native of India, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Oxford 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economic Science theory of famines social choice theory preference theory
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3 Interpretations of Rights 1. Rights as Instrumental values rights are valuable instruments to achieve other goals 2. Rights as Constraints on others rights specify what others can or cannot do to persons; intrinsically valuable 3. Rights as Goals both intrinsic and instrumental
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Preliminary conclusions 1. A right may be intrinsically valuable and yet still be overall not of great moral importance. 2. No moral assessment of a right can be independent of its likely consequences.
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Property Rights We may accept that property rights have some intrinsic value, but still hold that they are subject to tradeoffs. Famines caused by lack of entitlements. To prevent famines, it is sometimes necessary to violate persons’ rights to property in order to honor their right not to be hungry.
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