Wednesday, October 15, 2008
In this continuing series we have seen that the belief that affirmative action is wrong is ignorant speech to be controlled, because it's a goal, an ideal, so you should shut up rather than express dissent and, besides, affirmative action even helps white people, as long as they enlist in the army. �Today's edition continues to ponder what do students think about how they get jobs.But what do students think represents "the best person for the job"? Who gets to decide? �How many dimensions of the job can be used to decide who is best? The Civil Rights Act is an exception to the concept of at-will employment, which recognizes the right to private contract between employee and employer. �I hope that shows up at some point in this student's education. � Who's to say you're not qualified? How about the person who will pay you to work for her? Does she have a say in this?
We all get our income by persuading someone else to give it to us. �(Except for government; it gets its income at the end of a gun.) �We can persuade employers to hire people of color�qua�people of color because it increases the firm's sales or production of goods and services someone else sells. �When it does, the person of color would be favored regardless of whether there is a law in place. �If it does not increase sales of production, the law's compulsion of to hire the person of color acts as a tax on the firm's profits, and causes the employee who would have been hired instead to take the next-best job. �If you want to argue that's an OK price to pay, do so. �But you should not pretend that cost does not exist.