Notes On the Intergenerational Reflections of the Expansion of Fundamental Rights

Authors

  • Guilherme Ricken

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.30800/mises.2015.v3.739

Keywords:

Austrian School of Economics, fundamental rights, public finance, liberalism

Abstract

The aim of this article is to outline some intergenerational consequences arising from the expansion of fundamental rights. To do so, it will be exposed, at first, their historic route in the Western world, emphasizing that they emerged as rights of freedom. In the next moment, we will show the effects of the continued expansion of those rights, like the state intervention in the economy and the public debt, and its corollaries, namely, economic cycles, inflation and crises. Finally, we intend to present a liberal theory of the fundamental rights that is adequate to the principle of intergenerational equity, based on Murray Rothbard’s ethic of liberty.

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Published

2015-06-01

How to Cite

1.
Ricken G. Notes On the Intergenerational Reflections of the Expansion of Fundamental Rights. MisesJournal [Internet]. 2015Jun.1 [cited 2021Jun.14];3(1):239-50. Available from: https://misesjournal.org.br/misesjournal/article/view/739

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Society, Legislation and Politics