Friday, April 29, 2011

Follower blog post of the day

It could never happen here, could it?

One of the criticisms we've heard through the years regarding Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is that its portrayal of the government as oppressor was too overbearing and exaggerated.

Ya think?

Just last week brought news that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was attempting to dictate where it was a private enterprise could and could not do business.

Straight out of the pages of Atlas Shrugged Obama-appointed Lafe Solomon has filed a complaint on behalf of the NLRB contending that Boeing must manufacture 787 Dreamliner airplanes in Washington, a non-right-to-work state, rather than completing a new plant in South Carolina, a right-to-work state. Thus by regulatory fiat the NLRB might soon declare that its illegal to move to a freer state to do business. Can you hear the shackles clicking closed on your legs? By what right? By what right does a government bureaucrat dictate where we can work?

Please check out Shane Atwell's outstanding post on this matter, here.


Harrison said...

I had the same thought. Too bad Boeing can't just close up shop and go on strike.

K T Cat said...

The states aren't letting this one go. There's going to be a monster court fight over this.