Do we have a duty to help the poor? How do we quantify that?
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(02-03-2012, 03:50 PM)Crusading Philologist Wrote: We all seem to be assuming that the state can only legitimately provide those things to which we have a right, but I don't see why this is obvious. The purpose of the state, using that term in its broadest sense, is to promote the common good, not to protect individual rights of dubious existence.

We are talking about that because a lot of people DO say that health care is a right, and as such the government must provide it to all if it can.  Though I am also interested, if the answer is no, in whether or not the government should do that and why.
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Re: Do we have a duty to help the poor? How do we quantify that? - by cgraye - 02-03-2012, 03:55 PM



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