David Weissbrodt
Regents Professor Emeritus
Fredrikson & Byron Professor of Law Emeritus
Founding Director, Human Rights Center

Professor Weissbrodt Quoted in Business & Economics

Professor David Weissbrodt was quoted in the article, "Are Economic Rights Fundamental Human Rights?" in Business & Economics. Weissbrodt was quoted as saying, "It's a variant of the argument that first people have to eat, and then we can worry about human rights. I don't agree with that argument, for a number of reasons, the most important is that people who are having serious economic problems, like they can't find food to eat, need other human rights, like, for example, the right to freedom of expression. If you're not getting enough food, and you also don't have the right to complain about it, it's a lot worse."