Freedom, Order or Equality?


Freedom, Order or Equality?

Chapter 1

Government, define!

Legitimate use of force to control human behavior also, the organization or agency authorized to exercise that force What we believe is the role of Government What we believe is human nature

The Purposes of Government

Maintaining order providing public goods tragedy of the commons promoting equality Protecting Freedom Communism vs Liberalism

Communism and liberalism ownership in government hands vs individual freedom Government distributes and equally shares goods. Total ownership in the hands of the people states should leave individuals to pursuit individual endeavors

Freedom of and from

Freedom of - freedom to do something Freedom from - immunity from (equality?)

Equality of Opportunity Equality of Outcome Everyone has the same chance to succeed Society ensures equal outcome, sometimes through redistribution (social equality)


• National Sovereignty – External recognized right to exercise final authority over its affairs • Globalization – increasing interdependence of citizens and nations around the world

Freedom vs. Order

• Basketball games and security • Community watch

Freedom vs. Equality

• Segregation • Equal pay in the work place