Probably the biggest issue i have with the liberty movement is their disregard for labour unions. I first have to know for myself, why unions are good before i can convince anyone else.
If i buy coffee in the open market for x amount of dollars. Lets say, at best, very few middlemen entered the transaction and i got the coffee for a fair price. THAT'S THE GOING PRICE FOR COFFEE. That is how much the 'market' will sell the coffee to me. The 'Market' being the producers, transporters and distributors.
Unions say, hello, here is the price of labour, x amount of dollars. I know, i know, employers would like to set the price of labour. Heck, I would like to set the price of coffee, if I could.
We'll say, at best very few middlemen entered the transaction and the employer got the labour at a fair price. THAT'S THE GOING PRICE FOR LABOUR. That is how much the 'market' will sell the labour to the employer.
Why is it okay for employers, businesses, entrepreneurs, investment bankers, stockbrokers, producers, distributors, political parties, mass movements etc.., to organize but it is not okay for labour to organize?
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