Scarcity and Saving Lives

The Reasoner 5 (6):89-90 (2011)
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I argue that, because of scarcity, the right to life cannot imply an obligation on others to save the life of the right-holder, and that collectivising resources for health care not only ensures that resources are used inefficiently and inappropriately but also removes from people the authority to make decisions for themselves about matters of health, life and death.
Keywords scarcity  right to life  collective decisions  individualism  'ought' implies 'can'  rights  obligations  inefficiency  open competition  authority
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