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In "How Pro-Choice are Democrats?," Zach Weissmueller (with mic above) and Paul Detrick tossed a libertarian perspective into an event that was generally hostile to the idea of individual autonomy outside the narrow issue of abortion. Hilarity—and ideological clarity—ensues.

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  1. If I donate, can I request a change of color for a day? Instead of orange, maybe reason.com can switch to nice shade of beige, or perhaps robin egg blue. Also, more threading.

  2. If I donate, when would the lunch be? The next time I’ll be in DC will be between christmans and new years and people tend to be busy at that time.

  3. Every point was great, except for the right-to-work point. RTW laws restrict the choices of employers to make certain types of contracts. The employee has the choice to take the job or not.

    disclaimer: I do not generally support the actions of unions, especially in their present state and I’ve even left a (low paying part time) job because a union harassed me to join, telling me I had to join. I’m just making the point about what’s pro or anti choice.

    1. RTW laws don’t affect the employer (directly), only the union. The employer negotiates contracts with unions just the same as in non-RTW states if it’s a unionized workplace. The only difference is that employees are not required to pay dues or dues equivalent agency fees.

      1. So the employer is not allowed to choose these types of contracts with a union, ones that would require employees to pay dues?

        1. An employer (rather than a union) would want to negotiate that? Really?

          As a practical matter, contracts in RTW can be written with union security clauses.

          1. On the outside chance that an employer finds himself with his best option being to run a closed shop, then he would want to negotiate that.

            I thought union security clauses were outlawed by RTW.

            1. Just not enforceable. They’re still put into contracts on the chance that RTW laws are repealed or multistate contracts covering non-RTW states.

              Closed shops were prohibited by Taft-Hartley in 1947.

        2. But an employer being prohibited from negotiating separately with non-union members is alright? The employer isn’t CHOOSING to offer a job with union-due strings attached, they’re FORCED to. They’re not allowed to offer a job without that string. Replacing an abrogation of contract freedom with a different abrogation that at least affords employees the choice of dues is better than the status quo.

  4. I am for choice, except for when I am against it, which is when the gubmint tells me I am against it.

    No nation ever has, can, or ever will survive this level of stupidity for long. R.I.P. USA, we are doomed.

  5. Dear squirrels,

    Your webathon pop up is screwing up the mobile version of HyR. Both the close/X and donate buttons are off screen. When that doesn’t appear, the banner at the top causes the rest of the page not to fit to the screen width. Please use my donation to fix this.

  6. People should make the choice that leads to good results.

    Circular argument is circular.

  7. I’m not donating until I see Lucy doing these videos again.

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