Discussion Questions on Swift, pp. 68-90

1. One objection made to redistribution is that taxing those who are better off in order to benefit those who are worse off limits the freedom of those who are better off. How does such an argument go? What notion of freedom does it rely on? What responses does Swift consider?

2. Do markets increase or decrease freedom and in what sense?

3. If one is impressed with the importance of positive freedom in the sense of autonomy, how can one prevent the slide toward totalitarianism that Berlin is so concerned with?