Senior journalist Andrea Vance, who should know better, writing about housing affordability said a house is everyone’s human right.
No it’s not Andrea. You just made that up. Homes don’t fall out of the sky like raindrops. They have to be built or bought and paid for.
Meanwhile, a Canadian correspondent in the latest Economist, writing on free speech, claimed what was being overlooked was everyone’s human right to be heard. I think he was referring to censorship. But that’s certainly a new one that should excite our Human Rights Commission.
Once again, there’s no such thing as human rights. There are legal rights which are only as good as people’s adherence to them.
The cold hard literal fact is that every so-called human right is simply an aspiration.