Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Day Laborers

Unbossed studies one of the reasons I stopped being a Libertarian.
[Day laborers] are vulnerable because of their low skills and illegal immigrant status, and, as a result they are preyed upon by the unscrupulous who have power over them.

The unscrupulous nearly always have the power, and the more power the unscrupulous get, the more vulnerable people there are to be taken advantage of. "Freedom of Contract" is meaningless among starkly unequal parties when the alternatives are starvation and slavery.

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