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View Diary: Morning Feature: Whose Liberty, Part I - How Much Law for Whom? (231 comments)

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  •  You'd be an employment agent, yes. (6+ / 0-)

    You pay applicants some sum up front and would own the right to their labor, which you could then sell for a profit. In the story I suggested the employer paid off the applicant's debts. But a clever and well-capitalized employment agent might review credit rating agencies (or hospital admissions) and come a'knockin' when people hit hard times.

    "Your child can get that life-saving surgery, and we'll even pay for it ... under our 30-year indentured servitude contract. We have plenty of employers who want people like you...."

    Good morning! ::hugggggs::

    •  actually we are almost at that point (5+ / 0-)

      when people are told to sell their cars and mortgage their homes to pay for an operation. How much behind can the value of their labor be in determining which payment plan fits you?

      In a truly Libertarian society, I guess cannibalism is OK too so long as the dinner acquiesces. I am reminded of a bizarre case in Germany where the defense for murder and cannibalism was that the victim solicited the killer and agreed to be eaten.

      •  A Cascading Noddie for this (3+ / 0-)
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        NCrissieB, FarWestGirl, sjterrid

        From NCrissieB:

        "Your child can get that life-saving surgery, and we'll even pay for it ... under our 30-year indentured servitude contract. We have plenty of employers who want people like you...."

        And yours:

        actually we are almost at that point when people are told to sell their cars and mortgage their homes to pay for an operation. How much behind can the value of their labor be in determining which payment plan fits you?

        That was a ghastly situation in many people's lives. And one of the reasons that the Tea Party GOP worked so hard to not allow health insurance reform (for over 60 years!). Sick people and people with sick children are much more easily talked into signing away their rights.

        Much of life is knowing what to Google

        by JanF on Thu May 27, 2010 at 10:40:58 AM PDT

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