How Expanding Human Rights Increases Government Control, Ingratitude, and Resentment

The dissenting doctor takes issue with New Zealand’s Human Rights Commission and its insistence on turning the the issue of affordable housing into a human rights matter. And why New Zealand even needs a commission for human rights could be the topic for a future article.

Bureaucrats and politicians love human rights to tangible benefits, as well as the designation of a situation as a crisis (rather than, say, a problem), because they suggest the need for immediate and drastic action—by themselves, it goes without saying. Such human rights and perceived crises give them the justification to seize control.

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