Showing posts with label contracts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label contracts. Show all posts

What If The Minimum Wage Increase Is A Fraud?

by Andrew Napolitano.      What if the latest craze among the big-government crowd in both major political parties is to use the power of government to force employers to pay some of their employees more than their services are worth to the employers? What if this represents an intrusion by government into the employer-employee       ... MORE

Walter E Williams: The True Test Of Free Speech

Are most Americans hostile to liberty?      Recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and some other colleges demonstrate an ongoing ignorance and/or contempt for the principles of free speech. So let's examine some of those principles by asking: What is the true test of one's commitment to free speech? Contrary to   ... MORE

Why Should Government Demand Wage Rates Rather Than Let Individuals Be Free To Pursue Their Own Interests?

by Chuck Barnard.  We should all be free to work for a business based on our personal criteria, including the wage they pay. What right do any of these progressives have to tell someone who would agree to work for another individual for a mutually agreed-upon wage that they can’t? How do they have the right to say to someone they must work for a  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: The Ticket To Proserity

Private property rights, contracts, personal freedom ... Gaza is home to Palestinian people, who have suffered injustices and have a history of legitimate grievances against both Israel and Arab governments. If there's one immutable fact of life, it is that history cannot be changed or controlled. What can be changed and controlled is the future. ... MORE

Ilya Shapiro: Clearly Worded Contracts Should Be Enforced

A concept that escapes some courts.     Freedom of contract—the right of individuals to manage and govern their own affairs—is a basic and necessary liberty. The appropriate role of the government in contract-law disputes is to hold parties to their word, not to enforce its own policy preferences. The New Jersey Supreme Court recently struck a   ... MORE

John Stossel: Thanks, Property Rights!

Prosperity and capitalism.      This Thanksgiving, I give thanks for something our forebears gave us: property rights. People associate property rights with greed and selfishness, but they are keys to our prosperity. Things go wrong when resources are held in common. Before the Pilgrims were able to hold the first Thanksgiving, they nearly ... MORE

5-Year Old Girl Points Crayon at Classmate; Government School Makes Her Sign Contract Promising Not to Kill

by Robby Soave. The relentless march of government nitwittery. NBC NewsStories of public schools dishing out ridiculous punishments to students who did absolutely nothing wrong generally fail to shock me at this point. They have to clear a very high bar of absurdity to be even noteworthy, given how common they are. Okay, brace       ... MORE

Rigged Gold Price Distorts Perception of Economic Reality

by Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler.    The Federal Reserve and its bullion bank agents (JP Morgan, Scotia, and HSBC) have been using naked short-selling to drive down the price of gold since September 2011. The latest containment effort began in mid-July of this year, after gold had moved higher in price from the beginning of June and   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Honesty And Trust

Two under-appreciated virtues.       Dishonesty, lying and cheating are not treated with the right amount of opprobrium in today's society. To gain an appreciation for the significance of honesty and trust, consider what our day-to-day lives would be like if we couldn't trust anyone. When we purchase a bottle of 100 pills from our pharmacist, how many ... MORE

California City Tramples Property, Contract Rights

by Bob Barr.       It’s easy to make fun of California, the “Land of Fruits and Nuts,” with its history of “flower power” and its “fragrance free zones”; where environmental whackos are exalted, and Second Amendment supporters demonized. What is not humorous, however, are efforts by officials in the Golden State to use the power of      ... MORE

Kurt Loder: How Privacy Died

"Terms and conditions may apply."     Whatever happened to the Fourth Amendment? You know, that bulwark of our right to privacy? Its protections against government intrusion and coercion aren't exactly dead — not yet — but they're going fast. Because we can't seem to stop giving them away. It's useful to have all the bad news about this       ... MORE

Right To Work Laws Are, Indeed, Libertarian

by Shikma Dalmia. Every time Right to Work is in the news, a civil war breaks out among libertarians about whether it is consistent with libertarianism or not. On one side are folks like me who think that right-to-work laws are a modest advance for worker freedom because they exempt workers from having to pay mandatory union dues as a condition  ... MORE

Individualism, Collectivism And Other Murky Labels

by Sheldon Richman.   Imagine the following person. He believes all individuals should be free to do anything that’s peaceful and therefore favors private property, free global markets, freedom of contract, civil liberties, and all the related ideas that come under the label libertarianism (or liberalism). Obviously he is not a statist.    ... MORE

Larry Doyle: Is Free Enterprise Still Free?

You might want to ask Chick-fil-A.   I do not find it surprising that certain political leaders in our nation easily lash out in threatening fashion to those running a free enterprise. Why am I not surprised? In the “Uncle Sam” economy that permeates our nation, the violation of contracts and property rights has become increasingly prevalent. In that vein, we should  ... MORE