Rights and Responsibilities Which Apply to Everyone

(This is an archived page, from the Patterns of Power Edition 3 book.  Current versions are at book contents).

There are some benefits which are available to everyone who happens to be in a country, including visitors who expect to be there for less than six months:

·     Everyone benefits from public infrastructure (3.2.8).

·     Everyone pays the taxes which are levied on the sale of the goods and services which they buy. 

·     All are entitled to expect socially-acceptable behaviour from the people they meet (4.4.2).

·     All are protected by the law and are subject to it.

·     Visitors might have to pay for access to some public services, such as healthcare. 

As described in the following sub-sections, permanent residents may have additional rights and responsibilities ( and citizenship offers yet more (