A Nozickian or Natural Rights Approach to the Coronavirus Pandemic

10 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2020 Last revised: 15 May 2020

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F. E. Guerra-Pujol

University of Central Florida; Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Date Written: May 15, 2020

Abstract

Most official responses to the coronavirus pandemic have included some sort of economic suppression policy—the shutting down of non-essential business and economic activities—in order to promote “social distancing” and slow the spread of infection. This white paper will not question the wisdom or efficacy of such economic suppression policies. Instead, this paper will outline a Nozickian or natural rights approach to the pandemic.

Keywords: Coronavirus Pandemic, Property Rights, Robert Nozick, Takings Clause

JEL Classification: K11, K19

Suggested Citation

Guerra-Pujol, F. E., A Nozickian or Natural Rights Approach to the Coronavirus Pandemic (May 15, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3567003 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3567003

F. E. Guerra-Pujol (Contact Author)

University of Central Florida ( email )

Orlando, FL 32816
United States

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