After Tuesday’s satire about ugly people suing for the right to become models, I got some evidence that my satire didn’t go far enough. In New Zealand, an ethnically Indian model has gotten a lot of publicity with her recent charges that she isn’t hired for enough jobs because she’s Indian. Redmond Weissenberger sent me a link to a piece done for the website of the Ludwig von Mises Institute just a few months ago. It’s well-worth a read to see how people are conditioned today to believe that the state’s rhetoric about equality means the realities of the marketplace don’t apply to them.
This is a good opportunity to mention that I’m a big fan of the Mises Institute. The organization is headquartered just a couple of hours down the road from me in Auburn, Ala. (As a University of Alabama alum, I’m not terribly happy with the group’s proximity to my school’s biggest rival, Auburn University, but I try not to hold that against them. Honest.)
Weissenberger is the director of the very new Mises Institute of Canada, which deserves your attention and support, too, especially if you’re in Canada. You can read blog posts from Weissenberger and others, too, for a Canadian perspective on freedom.