Oh, but that is exactly what you are saying, you believe that the role of government is to decide which businesses are appropriate and which are not and to legislate accordingly! It is no more the role of government than it is your business whether you agree with the appropriate business model of payday lenders or not. You prefer that the government decide what product or service is acceptable and which is not! is the same argument that is used against other distasteful occupations that the government has no business in, but usurps power to accomplish a more harmonious social order.
Does a payday lender bend the arm of the customer that comes into their business, does he push that customer in or does the customer come into that business on his own volition? Does that payday lender sign the customer's name or coerce that customer in any way? Is there voluntary action on the part of both parties in the agreement? If there is then why would you seek to displace the most fundamental right through government edict and that is the right of a person to make up his own mind?
You seem to like the nanny state ideal, the idea that people cannot take care of themselves, cannot make appropriate decisions therefore the state must make their decisions for them, must decide what is and is not appropriate...that is exactly what you are saying. You, nor anyone else has any right to determine such things, nor to decide who are or are not vultures....the market will actually decide that.
You have your screen name all wrong...you are the obverse of John Gault. You appear to be a kindred spirit to the forces that aligned against Howard Roark. Your views are coming across as a pure Statist or hadn't you noticed....I guess you wouldn't notice, but everyone here does, well except those who hold certain religious convictions who also tend to view the power of the state as an ally toward the collective.
"So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent...to put shackles upon sleeping men.
— Voltairine de Cleyre
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