What is indisputably valuable and indisputably mine is my life and time. Why is it okay for someone to steal that for a few bucks an hour? How did property get to be more important than the only thing that is indisputably mine? How did money (a fabrication) get to be more important than the only thing that is indisputably mine? The only thing of real and enduring human value.
The free market, as described by Libertarians et al, stacks the deck against the individual worker. It is like a slave market where human life is sold to those who will agree to give up the only really valuable thing any of us can have: life.
Why does a Libertarian say that it is wrong for a society to decide how much a worker should get paid? Why does a Libertarian arbitrarily chose to designate the property owner as the arbiter of value rather that the owner of the human life? They want us then to believe this system creates something fair. Fair? For whom? What kind of person can bear to see his fellow human being suffer for any reason? What kind of person could agree to a system that could deprive others of enjoying this brief adventure that is life and call that freedom?
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