What is a libertarian’s view on The Right To Repair?
Hello there random Redditor!I recently came upon a video by the WSJ on the right to repair which got me thinking a lot. Now, a disclaimer: I’m not an American, I consider myself a Libertarian, and a proponent of our Right To Repair.
In the video, the narrator explains the exact price quote Apple gave to repair her two Mac Books which is truly exorbitant compared to what the independent repair shop (A 3rd party) offered. One of her computers was repaired properly by the 3rd party technician for a small amount of money by using leaked schematics which was not meant to be seen by outsiders.
My issue is where new legislation is introduced, which to my knowledge, forces private companies to do certain things which goes against the Non Aggression Principle. As a libertarian, what is your view on this piece of legislation?
My view on this is that, after the expiry of the warranty, where the manufacturer’s obligation to be responsible for the product’s intended utility ends, we, the consumers should be free to do whatever we want with the product. But, should we force companies to manufacture their products in a certain way that facilitates easy repairs by the buyer or a third party tech?
I have also posted this question in r/GoldandBlack to reach more people.
Please enlighten me. Thanks in advance.
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