Jun 21, 2011
Negative Rights vs. Positive Rights
Prof. Aeon Skoble describes the key differences between positive and negative rights. Fundamentally, positive rights require others to provide you with either a good or service. A negative right, on the other hand, only requires others to abstain from interfering with your actions. If we are free and equal by nature, and if we believe in negative rights, any positive rights would have to be grounded in consensual arrangements.
For more, visit LearnLiberty.org.
What Are Negative and Positive Liberty? And Why Does It Matter?, written by Aaron Ross Powell
What Are Rights?, featuring Aeon Skoble
Positive and Negative Liberty, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Liberty: Positive and Negative, Cato Unbound