by George Leef
We are used to attacks from Big Labor and its statist allies on right-to-work laws, but there is also a libertarian attack, which holds that because they involve a limitation on freedom of contract, they should be opposed on principle. In my latest Forbes piece, I reply to that line of argument. I don’t think it’s persuasive.
The derogation of freedom imposed by RTW is miniscule and probably non-existent, while the expansion of freedom for people who do not want to be dragooned into paying for unions and their activism is substantial.