Tag: positive rights
Mandated Paid Maternity Leave . . . Again

Time recently published an article discussing the ever-debated issue of mandated paid maternity leave. The article’s author, Belinda Luscombe, titled her article, “Please Stop Acting as if Maternity Leave is a Vacation.” Included with the article were the standard statistics. The United States is the only OECD country to not offer guaranteed paid leave,...
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Rationing a Shortage of Positivist Civil Rights

Those on the left who believe in positive rights but not negative liberties have always confounded me when they claim universalism. Now, I believe in universal human rights, locally (and, ideally, civilly) enforced. But if you believe everyone has a right to health care or education, then your conception of rights is limited to...
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