A libertarian perspective on healthcare as a right. Don’t forget the labor of the provider.


In a twist on the debate, Kendrick Richardson argues in this editorial, that natural rights protect the fruit of the individual provider’s labor. Hence if healthcare were a universal human right, that would impose untenable requirements demanding the labor of another individual to satisfy someone’s “right”. That would be slavery he says. - Sanders DiPiero

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