Category: rights

The problem with rights: Part 5, Unequivocally tirelessly

23 June, 2017 (08:30) | Affordable Housing, Government, Homelessness, Housing, legal rights, Litigation, New York City, philosophy, rights, Subsidy, Supportive housing |

  By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.]   An infinity in a microscopic universe?   When Catholic philosophers from Thomas Aquinas onward speculated on how many angels could dance on the head of a pin, the question was not the absurdity our smug […]

The problem with rights: Part 4, Through four governors’ administrations

21 June, 2017 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Government, Homelessness, Housing, legal rights, Litigation, New York City, philosophy, rights, Subsidy, Supportive housing |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   As we saw in the earlier Parts 1, 2, and (fortunately archived so you can return to them and catch up; see apologetic note below), rights-based policy driven by a GAIA story (inset box) is an unfortunately all-too-natural […]