John Stossel

Good point. If you don't like the atmosphere in a workplace, don't work there. Why should people have a right to "damages" because they don't approve of a company's environment? No one is forced to work for Charney, so why can't people like him run their companies just as they wish?

As the novelist Ayn Rand put it, "The right to agree with others is not a problem in any society; it is the right to disagree that is crucial. It is the institution of private property that protects and implements the right to disagree."

"Freedom is everything," says Charney.

Freedom is the most important thing. But now Charney is a maverick swimming against the tide of Big Government with its endless laws telling us how to live, what we may say, and even whom we can look at sexually.

Do the bureaucrats and labor lawyers really know best?

We'll be better off when we can paraphrase what Jonathan Edwards said in his 1970s song "Sunshine": "They can't even run their own lives. I'll be damned if they'll run mine."


John Stossel

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