1. What is your opinion on Anti-Discrimination Laws on hiring and firing in a free market?
I have two, and only two, rules with regards to discrimination: First is that every entity (individual and collective) should have the freedom to discriminate to its heart’s content without interference from third parties. The second is that the government must be strictly forbidden to discriminate against any person or group.
Any violations of these two rules is not consistent with a free society.
For instance with respect to hiring and firing, in a free society, people must have the freedom to hire and fire as they please. People should be free to not hire someone because of his or her sex, caste, age, religion, looks, or whatever strikes their fancy.
Hiring and firing are economic decisions. It’s a trade, and trade always involves two — and only two — parties reaching an agreement. Third party interference is unnecessary and always hurts one or both of the parties to a trade.
Anti-discrimination laws invariably harm society. And discrimination by the government destroy the moral basis for governance and corrupts those in government. Government discrimination destroys social cohesion and promotes public strife.