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Today: Tue, April 28 2015  -  Last modified: April, 26 2007
04 April 2015
The Right to Discriminate Against Ellen Pao
by Jacob G. Hornberger
 sub-topic» General

Indeed, how can people in society truly be considered free if theyíre not free to associate with whomever they wish to associate? And doesnít the fundamental right of freedom of association necessarily entail freedom of non-association?

If Jane doesnít approve of Johnís hiring practices, she is free to decline to buy whatever his new business is selling. She also has the right to publicize Johnís hiring practices and to persuade other people to boycott Johnís business.

But Jane has no moral right to force John to hire her or anyone else. Thatís because itís his money and his business, not hers. Private property and individual freedom necessarily entail a right to run oneís business any way one wants

09 March 2013
Dark days for rights as attacks gather pace
by Corinna Lotz
 sub-topic» General

Last night MPs voted against ďsafeguardsĒ to curb the use of secret courts proposed in the Bill. Labourís amendments were intended to make it more palatable to its numerous critics. But with the unstinting help of former Labour ministers David Blunkett, Jack Straw and Hazel Blears, the amendments failed by 71 and 73 votes, even though seven Lib Dems rebelled.