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Lies and the Right-to-Work

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Right-to-work advocates allege that union contracts fundamentally infringe on workers’ rights and prerogatives. In response, R2W legislation would prevent any union from requiring employees to pay union dues as a condition of employment.

Were union contracts handed down by fiat from a tyrannical central authority then these bills would be landmark achievements in securing personal liberty. The simple fact though is that there is no free market being preserved here, only the perverse and unsustainable fantasy of the stock broker who charges no fees.

More from AccuSo staff writer, editor, and para-laureate Will Parke, on the dishonest agenda of the right-to-work movement and how it endangers a truly free market, at Rebel News.

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Journalism as Activism

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[P]ersonalized delivery of modern media has provoked criticism of ideological journalism. Media watchdog groups like FAIR, Media Matters, or Accuracy in Media – themselves staking out ideological positions – were formed to confront misleading and counterfactual claims by biased news organizations. However, the standard plea for an ideologically objective journalism is fundamentally and absolutely flawed […] Feigned neutrality fundamentally misconstrues the purpose of journalism: journalism is a form of activism.

Staff analyst, ne’er do well, and busybody Wm. Parke on the nature and necessity of advocacy journalism, at Rebel News.

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Interlude 1

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S: so, neoclassical liberalism: http://mises.org/library/what-neoclassical-liberalism

S: i was looking for a word to describe the contemporary libertarians…this isn’t what i had in mind but its interesting

S: its like the contemporary libertarians are different from classical Lockean liberals in that they are hostile to the Hobbesian state rather than taking it for granted

S: i guess what i have in mind is more radical than neoclassical liberalism

P:

Libertarians deny we have special ties to our fellow citizens the way we have special ties to friends and family. Other citizens are strangers. I have no special connection to people in California as opposed to Ontario. (p. 76, emphasis in original)

If this is right, why do the poor of one particular nation have a claim that wealth in their society be redistributed? Should not such claims take in all the people in the world?

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