Political Science 1020E Lecture Notes - Henry David Thoreau, Positive Liberty, Anti-Capitalism

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According to jones" lecture, smith argues that capitalism: will lead to the disappearance of states, benefits the worst off, promotes disorder fosters dependency d. e. too lazy to think of an answer for e. Green"s welfare liberalism government is not merely a necessary evil the state can advance individual liberty by promoting equal opportunities for all. 2 concepts of freedom negative freedom: absence of restraint positive freedom: actual ability to do something worth doing. Main obstacles to freedom: poverty, ignorance, prejudice, sickness government can promote freedom through poor relief, public schools and hospitals, and regulation of working conditions. Income and wealth inequalities only if they benefit the worst-off. Nozick: minimal state a rights-protected agency permitting capitalist acts between consenting adults. Nozick on good lives each of us has our own conception of the good human life the state should allow individuals to design their own lives. When society would be best for gandhi, angelina jolie, einstein, thoreau,

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