What are “rights” & “responsibilities”? Viability? – Sustainability? – Politics? As globalisation proceeds, low skilled jobs will move to low wage economies.
This process will accelerate until a balance of incomes and employment opportunities exists throughout the world. While this is a good thing, it also means that unemployment will be more evenly spread. It is inconceivable that the current welfare provisions will be sustainable, yet people have a right to life.
While even dumb animals can feed and shelter themselves, we have been made entirely reliant on the economy for our very survival. This limits our ability to make free and democratic choices, putting undue economic conditions on the right to life itself.