Most things we think government solved, didn't happen that way they just take credit for what was already going on.
Work place safety was well on the down trend before OSHA was created in the 1970's.
We don't consider the 1960's to be a time of worker death by exploitation.
Last edited by Harry Guerrilla; 08-12-10 at 07:47 PM.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
"Horrible work hours" is a bit foolish. My case to deregulate does not rely on any arguments related to overtime hours. I believe workers should be paid for their hours worked, and should have the liberty to go home at any time.
For the most part, I do think it should be the responsibility of each individual consumer to seek his own information regarding the products and services he purchases. I'm especially against the idea that you do not have freedom over your own body. The FDA prohibits certain terminally ill patients from using certain drugs if they do not meet the highest of governmental standards. The DEA takes away your right to self-medicate using whatever substance you wish to use.
"Unfair pay" is very much related to horrible work hours. Minimum wage laws do not, in any way, benefit anyone except big business. Walmart recently came out in favor of a minimum wage hike. Given that they already pay the average worker far above the minimum wage, the intention is simply meant to harm competition. How does it make sense to raise the minimum wage if all it is a guaranteed inflation in the price of everything?
Exploitation of minorities? Granted, I don't agree with the Arizona law, but for the most part this country is a nation of immigrants for a very good reason. It's essentially a haven for the rest of the world. Is the acceptance of a large mosque and community center near the WTC site a sign of exploiting the immigrants? Do we exploit Indian or Jewish minorities? They are the two most successful minority groups in the country.
Yes, please go on.
BTW, I actually consider myself a conservationist libertarian, meaning that I believe one of the fundamental roles of government is to protect the environment. This is where I disagree with many libertarians.
Last edited by Mensch; 08-16-10 at 06:24 PM.