The Cost of Rights by Stephen Holmes & Cass R. Sunstein
Why Liberty Depends on Taxes

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To "fight for your rights," or anyone else's, is not just to debate principles but to haggle over budgets.

The simple insight that all legally enforceable rights cost money reminds us that freedom is not violated by a government that taxes and spends, but requires it—and requires a citizenry vigilant about how money is allocated. Drawing from these practical, commonsense notions, The Cost of Rights provides a useful corrective to the all-or-nothing feel of much political debate nowadays (The Economist).
 

About Stephen Holmes & Cass R. Sunstein

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Stephen Holmes teaches political science at Princeton University and New York University Law School. Cass R. Sunstein teaches law and political science at the University of Chicago.
 
Published April 17, 2000 by W. W. Norton & Company. 256 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Offering nuanced ideas, Holmes (Political Science/Princeton and New York Univ.

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Perhaps no subject has dominated American discourse in the past 200 years as much as the question of rights--what they are, who has them and under what circumstances. Holmes (Passions and Constraint),

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