The Debt Dialogues [Episode 25]: Onkar Ghate on Individual Rights

The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In this episode, I interview ARI senior fellow and chief content officer Onkar Ghate on how the concept of individual rights can and should guide our thinking about political issues, including the welfare state. Topics covered include:

  • The meaning of individual rights
  • The problem with utilitarianism
  • The importance of the right to property
  • Why it is wrong to think of individual rights as “negative rights”
  • The relationship between individual rights and physical force
  • How the welfare state violates rights

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