Quality of Laws Goal

 

 

to attain the highest practical quality of life

for the people

 

 

 

Quality of Life Standards

 

 

 

Quality of life standards are the measures of the status of the physical and cultural environment of the people within the jurisdiction of a government.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING PARAMETERS ARE USED
TO DERIVE QUALITY-OF-LIFE RATINGS:

 

 

Positive indices

  • quality and availability of consumer goods and services
  • quality and availability of public use facilities such as parks, museums, hospitals, transportation networks, universities, etc.

 

Negative indices

  • incidence of war
  • incidence of crime
  • incidence of pollution
  • incidence of preventable disease, disability and death

 

The objective of democratic governments is to secure and maintain high quality of life standards for the people, i.e. high positive indices and low negative indices. However, efforts to secure high quality of life standards also consume societal resources that are obtained by the government from taxes, fees, and other revenue sources that decrease living standards.  

 

Determination of the best balance and trade-offs between quality-of-life standards and living standards is a matter for deliberation by the legislature, which is obligated to serve the people's interests in terms of their human rights, living standards, and quality of life standards. 

 

Proceed to learn about the ultimate Quality of Laws goal, true democracy.