Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fair Play?

"The Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) has long called for a national discussion on the enormous costs of criminalizing free enterprise."

Washington Legal Foundation, "In All Fairness Stop Capitalist Punishment," Paid Advertisement, The New York Times, March 29, 2010.

Small businesses are key for economic growth and innovation. We should take a hard look at anything that prevents their success "at the expense of common sense and fairness."

Whoever wrote this advertisement had a fine understanding of history and a subtle sense of humor--"criminalizing free enterprise, capitalist punishment." Are free enterprises being brought to the guillotine by federal bureaucrats? Are drug dealers the entrepreneurs who are being criminalized?

Obviously, a conspiracy is afoot. I would only urge these crusaders to also take up the common sense cause for all businesses to pay their employees what they owe them on time and have reasonably safe work conditions. That seems fair.

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