Comment: I guess I am focusing on the social norm, not law.

(See in situ)

In reply to comment: How about -zero- labor laws? (see in situ)

Garan's picture

I guess I am focusing on the social norm, not law.

Many businesses are in the controlling position they are in due to government-backed artificial creations like the patent system and the plethora of rules and regulations that effectively eliminate free competition.

So, many laborers simply can not compete and instead face the prospect of working for a business that has all the cards.

One the one hand, businesses should operate freely, on the other hand, laborers often do not even have a choice (between using their skill on their own or having to work for another).

I realize there are many arguments and additions that could be tagged to what I wrote (above), yet the general scenario (written with large brush strokes) I believe to be true.