Why Talk About Enterprise?
There are a number of generally recognised human rights, but the one that probably commands the greatest recognition, if not the greatest observance, is the right to freedom. But can a government ensure freedom for its subjects? Good laws, it has been said, can promote freedom, whereas bad laws can prevent it. Despite its recognition as a right laws cannot therefore, of themselves, ensure freedom; they can only help to set the conditions in which it can exist.
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Notes and References
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