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Published on May 9, 2012
Do all people have human rights, or natural rights? Learn more: http://bit.ly/1hb8EZG Philosophers Ayn Rand and Robert Nozick think so. Dr. Nigel Ashford examines the "natural rights" school of thought, in particular the theories of Rand and Nozick.
Nozick and Rand both argue that government should never infringe upon our natural rights, and that government exists only to protect these natural rights. They also find that capitalism is the only moral economic system because it is based on voluntary exchange, not coercion.
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