Aligning Values and Politics: Empowerment Versus Entitlement (Paperback)

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Aligning Values and Politics: Empowerment Versus Entitlement (Paperback)

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Aligning Values and Politics argues that empowering individuals for self-actualization is an indispensable tool for attaining freedom; therefore, politics must align with the promotion of self-actualization. Private property rights have in the past helped people to develop skills, but such rights were abused. Once these rights are combined with an ethics of responsibility, the book opens the doors to a nonpartisan analysis of income inequality, inheritance, race relations, abortion and governance. The book argues that the American government is engaged in producing "bread and circuses," inducing people into living vicariously. Using the ideas of Immanuel Kant, the authors claim that we can return to a civil society that values independence rather than entitlements.
Product Details ISBN: 9780761867234
ISBN-10: 0761867236
Publisher: University Press of America
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2016
Pages: 180
Language: English