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Monday, April 04, 2005

Don’t Work Too Much

The cardinal sin in the eyes of a socialist is breaking ranks with the other workers. Working too hard is equals breaking ranks, Stakhanov notwithstanding. Hence the Union of European Socialist Republics is at it again.
BRITISH truckers are furious over an EU law that bans overtime from today — slashing their pay by £80 a week.
Those British Truckers how dare they work harder than their continental counterparts.
The Brussels ruling cuts their average 55-hour week to 48 and is set to force hundreds of drivers out of the industry.
Now Brussels decides how many hours they work, whether they want to work overtime or not. Now look me in the eyes and tell me we are not all Serfs. Something I have long been struggling to understand and perhaps you could help me. In defence of for example Gay Rights, leftists will often use the term consenting adults. Thus according to this logic any sexual activity is ok, as long as it involves consenting adults. Why can they not extend this logic to economic transactions?

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