Saturday, March 29, 2014

Libertarian Library Movie Night Update

The new Cesar Chavez movie was a master's course in political non-violent change.  It is the story of the state manipulating laws and opportunity into the hands of the owners/ grape growers and against the farm worker's free market attempts to raise pay for themselves, who simply wanted to collectively bargain for higher wages than $2.00 a day.

President Nixon opened grape markets to Europe and would buy any oversupply for the military to ensure the growers an upper hand with the Chavez group.  Chavez goes to Europe, and the manipulations of the state are overcome.

There is nothing un-libertarian about a group wanting to get together to contract for work with a grower. If five guys want to deal with me to mow my lawn together, it is a fine free market act.  Now, if those five guys get a law passed that I can only do business with their group, then the free market is circumvented.  In every case, the state was a manifestation of a violent manipulation of the market against freedom.

Gene Chapman, CEO
Libertarian Global Library and Book Exchange