Speaking out against the rise of statism
at the same time was paying $8.23 to $9.68 an hour as its national average — more than half again the minimum wage. The plot thickens . . . .
Says Mr. Rockwell: Mr. Scott found a dubious tactic to hurt its Main Street and other little-guy competitors over America. How so? By pushing up their labor costs via “legal” state intervention, thus diverting more costconscious customers to WalMart.
The Rockwell cure to end such sly competition is pure libertarianism: Don’t raise the minimum solid license-fee rake-off for each state.
Interestingly, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. performs invaluable if analogous service in approving product capability for consumers. But it does so entirely in the private sector, quite a victory for freedom and free enterprise.
Item: Mr. Rockwell notes that not long ago, the Tennessee Dental Society of licensed dentists sued to stop “danger to patients” work by professional if unlicensed dental hygienists. One such hygienist protested that her