The cost of rights: why liberty depends on taxes

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W.W. Norton,
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[1999]
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1st ed.
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English
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All legally enforceable rights cost money. This is a practical, common sense notion but one ignored by almost everyone. To fight for your rights, or anyone else's, is not just to debate principles but to haggle over budgets. Most conservatives imagine that rights our exercised to property, speech, and religion free of government interference. Yet such rights would not exist if the government could not collect taxes to codify, protect and enforce them. Meanwhile, most liberals prefer to avoid the harsh reality that spending resources on some rights means not spending them on other, perhaps more valuable, rights.
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subject_facetCivil rights -- United States -- Costs
Finance, Public -- United States
Government spending policy -- United States
title_displayThe cost of rights : why liberty depends on taxes
title_fullThe cost of rights : why liberty depends on taxes / Stephen Holmes and Cass R. Sunstein
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Costs
Finance, Public
Government spending policy