Whacky Weekend: Is Internet Access a Human Right?

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Thu Jan 5 11:49:51 CST 2012


On Thu, 05 Jan 2012 12:34:32 EST, Jon Schipp said:

> I think the idea that food, shelter etc. are human rights is absurd.
> Doesn't that imply that someone must provide those things for me? What
> if they don't want to? Does that mean they are forced to? Which would
> be a violation of their human rights.

There are those who think that it's a government's responsibility to make
sure that people don't die from starvation or lack of access to medical care.
Then there are those who think it's OK to let people die in the gutter.


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