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Thread: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    sorry no right there...
    Courts disagree.

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No, it doesn't.
    I can't help any reading issues you may be having, but it clear does.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    You might consider the facts stupid, but they are still the facts. It is a loss of property rights.
    No, it isn't.

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    I support the idea that a private business should be able to refuse to business with anyone it chooses for any reason it chooses and with no requirement whatsoever that they be required to divulge their reasons.

    I don't automatically extend this to incorporated businesses though, since I think that a corporation being chartered by the State is agreeing to greater scrutiny and public control.

    As an illustration, if an elderly widow wished to rent out her over-the-garage apartment, no one should force her to rent to someone that is going to make her feel uncomfortable.
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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I ran an identical poll almost three years ago, since DP has added a significant number of users ......
    Yes I believe he is correct. I have always believed that we have a right to associate with whoever we want and owning a business does not abrogate that right. Even if it includes racism happening. It may have been needed during the Jim Crow era but it is no longer needed for a multitude of reasons.
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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, it isn't.
    I'm not going to go into again. You can very easily read the thread and find many posters making the argument successfully that this law violates property rights.

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I'm saying its stupid and petty to call that a loss of property rights.
    But accurate.

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's nothing of the kind. It really isn't.
    Yes, it really is. Property rights involve the ability to exclude others from use of that property.
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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    But accurate.
    No, just silly and sad.

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    Re: Do You Agree with John Stossel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I'm not going to go into again. You can very easily read the thread and find many posters making the argument successfully that this law violates property rights.
    Only if you ignore the courts and civil rights. I wouldn't call that bring successful.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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