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No Regulation? No Problem

jbritt822 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:11 AM
Without labor laws we WORKING PEOPLE would be in 'sweat shops'! That is a FACT
kurt35 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 12:49 AM
You are 100% correct - the historical record bears that out and the late, great Milton Friedman would concur. Better work conditions came about by companies improving them on their own and not by government dictat.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 4:20 PM
That's your opinion. Alternative universes are only speculation.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 11:09 AM
If it's a fact you'd be working in a sweat shop (it's certainly not a fact for myself and I've been working over 30 years) without labor laws, then either a) you want to work in a sweat shop or b) you're incompetent and lacking of skills.

I'll assume the best regarding your capabilities, and say sorry, the government won't let you work in a sweat shop as you desire, as they've been outlawed by labor laws.
DB07 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 9:38 AM
I used to know a guy who would support any opinion he held by stating "It's a FACT!" We used to make fun of him for using such a pathetic defense for his arguments.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:58 AM
That some morons misuse the term "sweatshops" for operations in the US today doesn't make the claim even remotely credible.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:57 AM
You wouldn't know a fact if its incisors were buried in your gluteal muscles. The actual historical fact is that compensation, working conditions and overall prosperity (including the effective end of child labor) continued steadily and substantially since the very beginning of the Industrial Revolution, long pre-dating either unions or labor laws. In fact, the improvement was fastest in the less unionized and regulated United States in comparison to Europe and in the US in states that were less unionized and regulated. CAPITALISM adn capitalism alone is responsible for the improvements for workers. THAT is an established fact.
kurt35 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:42 AM
There are plenty of so-called "sweat shops" in the US, so how have labor laws prevented them?
MadisonWannabe Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:43 AM
That would be a problem only to incompetent or lazy people. A good worker can always find a better job at better pay than a dolt. The labor laws protect the incompetent. I assume you depend on these laws or you would not defend them.
modernmover Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:29 AM
only the stupid people would. And that's where they need to be, instead of laying on the couch all day on fraudulent disability

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