Regulation guild system
Posted by aogThursday, 28 March 2013 at 16:22 TrackBack Ping URL

Most regulation of business, particularly on the state and local level, is about maintaining a guild and stifling competition than protecting consumers. The Institute for Justice has won another case against this regard making coffins which are generally overpriced for precisely this reason. I am happy to be a contributor to IJ.

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Bret Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 17:52
And the worst guild of all is the AMA which ultimately is a major factor behind the push for Obamacare.
Annoying Old Guy Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 20:45
Yes, POR(Pelosi-Obama-Reid)-care will be good for the AMA but bad for doctors. I find it fascinating how so many labor union and guild supporters never seem to grasp the possibility that the goals of a union/guild _as an organization_ can be strongly opposed to that of the members. It's more of the angelic dust theory, whereby a job as a worth (government employee, union management) automatically inculcates angelic properties so one need never worry about that as one would about private sector management.
Annoying Old Guy Friday, 29 March 2013 at 10:37
Yet another example -- "unions refusing to guarantee health coverage": to their unionized employees. It's a reason I just laugh at people who claim unions are needed to protect workers.
Annoying Old Guy Saturday, 30 March 2013 at 16:14
Walter Russel Mead "piles on": Why do people who claim to support workers support unions?
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