We didn’t beat the unions just to have the guilds back

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May 30, 2011
Adam Smith Institute
by Tim Worstall  
Posted in Commentary

"Now there's nothing wrong with unions as unions: the right to free association is just as important as the right to free speech. What worried about union power was the ability to collect rents, to unfairly divert income from the populace to those unionised producers. We've, to a large extent, managed to beat that particular problem over recent decades. Yet this has been replaced by the need to have a licence to do so many different jobs and trades ..." (05/29/11)


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