Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Old White Guys Need Not Apply – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on June 20, 2018


…The problem?

The federal lawsuit, which was filed in February 2015, alleged that job candidates at Seasons 52 were told that the restaurants didn’t hire “old white guys.”

…The federal government is obsessed with discrimination. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination “because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” This was followed by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Fair Housing Act of 1968, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

But discrimination is a crime in search of a victim. Every real crime needs a tangible victim with measurable damages. Discrimination is not aggression, force, coercion, or threat. It should never be a crime. To outlaw discrimination is to outlaw freedom of thought. To restrict discrimination is to restrict freedom of assembly. To limit discrimination is to limit property rights. To regulate discrimination is to regulate freedom of association.

Discrimination means freedom.

No one has the right to any particular membership, residence, product, or service. No one has the right to be liked, accepted, received, or approved. No one has the right to be selected for any particular job.

Not even old white guys.

In a free society, business owners have the right to refuse to hire anyone for any reason and on any basis.

In a free society, businesses are able to discriminate against potential employees just as potential employees can now legally discriminate against businesses.

In a free society, those who object to a company’s hiring practices can seek employment elsewhere, protest the company’s policies, boycott the company, and try to persuade others to do likewise.

In a free society, no one has any legal recourse if a business refuses to hire him.

In a free society, there is no EEOC, there are no anti-discrimination laws, and the right to discriminate is essential and absolute.

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