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The defence of negative claims as the only real universal human rights rests upon several assumptions. First, negative rights can be guaranteed through the simple expedient of passing national laws that guarantee restraint. Negative rights are therefore cost-free in so far as they require forbearance rather than the redistribution of resources. Second, since all rights are claimed against the state, and positive rights depend upon the level of economic development a country has achieved, it is impossible to set any universal standards for economic and social rights.
He draws our attention to the importance of political intervention for the rise of modern capitalism (ibid. 63–7). : 140). In his analysis of the English Poor Law, and in particular the Speenhamland Act of 1795, Polanyi highlights the way in which political interventions are constitutive of, rather than external to, the market economy. Similarly, it is wrong to view trade relationships as independent of political interventions, as successive rounds of GATT negotiations have demonstrated. Some analysts have noted how in order to understand the industrialized countries’ stance in the ‘Uruguay Round’ of GATT negotiations it is necessary to recognize the need for a reconciliation between the interests of two disparate elements.
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