My posterity, my son, does not feel blessed by the laws of New Jersey that prevent him from exercising his liberty by finding employment of mutual benefit to himself and his employer.
While offered as an ostensible corrective to the very real injustices of the school segregation that preceded it, busing itself is also a form of politically directed and centralized social planning.
Efforts to change the composition of payments to employees, like those suggested by Sanders and championed by many on the left, are likely to leave the intended beneficiaries worse off. Such a policy means workers must choose between holding an under-diversified portfolio or incurring higher costs to achieve the appropriate mix of assets given their unique circumstances.
To address this complicated problem, we must rely on innovation, diversification, decentralization, settled cultural norms, and individual discipline. Which is to say, we must rely on ourselves.
Just as innovators shouldn't have to ask the government for permission to bring new products to consumers, people who want to work and earn their livings by starting and running businesses shouldn't have to ask the government for permission to do so.
Maybe it was just a fluke, but the willingness of the Post to countenance private ordering has given me renewed hope that there might still be some thinking statists left, people who can be persuaded to jettison faith in “compulsory monopoly” solutions to every perceived problem.
From a political point of view, with Boeing so much in then news following two recent crashes and with many taking a hard look at all the ways the company may have benefited from government favoritism, it doesn’t seem like a good idea for any legislators to call for the revival the Bank of Boeing.