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comoncents
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5/16/2011 11:48:31 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I think this is a good question, even for a young libertarian theorist.

Should "right to work laws" be abolished?

Libertarians seem to spilt on this subject.
1. Some libertarians provide a Con argument based in principle. Every individual should have a right to unionize or not. People should be able to question or bargain a contract with employers. People should be able to sue and question termination. etc...

2. Some libertarians are completely against unionization, forcing them to side with a consequentialist stance and siding with pro "right to work laws." They feel the need to control the monopoly on unions, and allow business to dictate the grounds of any contract. They are against unionization so fervently that they allow for the support of "right to work laws."

How do you feel on the matter...

Pro "right to work laws"
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Con "right to work laws"
Ragnar_Rahl
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5/17/2011 2:35:36 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Against. However, closed shop contracts should be reevaluated when artificial union protections are removed, as they were made under duress.
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Fabian_CH
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5/17/2011 4:39:58 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Antitrust for the little guy - hell no.

Though in direct comparison it's probably better than government-supported unions. But the lesser of two evils is still evil.
"What are we doing? Do we want to feed a starved humanity in order to let it live? Or do we want to strangle its life in order to feed it?"
- Andrei Taganov, We The Living (Ayn Rand)