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riverdeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-06-07 05:06 PM
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22. This is fascinating reading.
Like others, I didn't know about the fraud of the Nobel in Economics. I went doing a search on it (and eventually found the corroboration) and came across this interesting exchange:

"When your boss says "do that", you clearly have a choice where a slave does not: you can quit. But you would starve, you say? Not to be too flip about it (well, maybe just a little :^), but it sounds as if your primary complaint of "injustice" is with reality -- not with your boss. He should have freedom of association just as you should, and you have no right to do business with him unless he wants to do business with you (othewise you are not being a trader, and he would be a slave).

I know of no capitalist who would argue that you have a right to be exempt from the laws of reality."

http://slashdot.org/articles/980824/0854256.shtml

It somehow perfectly summarizes, ironically, the failure of modern libertarians to live in the real world. So, migrant farm workers who don't get a bathroom break and barely know their legal rights and get sprayed with and work on pesticide-laden fields are entering into a freely consenting contract and can leave any time and furthermore, the owner SHOULD try to take advantage of the workers. It's all about maximizing profit. And let me tell you, if it ever comes down to people starving, there is a law that supersedes all others, including precious property laws, the law of survival. The field manager won't leave his trailer alive on that day.

Anyway, good article, but are there some more external sources to back up what is offered here? Especially in the first post?
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