How libertarianism helps poor people
It’s important to explain to people that our ideas would be good for poor people, not just by saying that they’ll help themselves, we need to explain how and give real life examples. I have a few examples.
Occupational licensing hurts poor people the most. They don’t have money to go to classes or pay the license fees and they get stuck in poverty. There’s so many barbers or hair braiders in poor communities and they are very good at it, but legally they can’t make money off it because they’re not licensed.
It took my uncle 5 months to open a food truck here in New Mexico. That’s how long it took to get all the requirements and paperwork together. Reducing red tape and regulations would help poor people a lot
I grew up in a trailer park, and my parents started selling candy and ice cream out of our home to all the kids in the trailer park. It would help pay the bills, the owner of the trailer park didn’t have a problem with it, but since we had a sign outside, the cops showed up and made us shut it down.
I work on doordash and other apps like that. I love it. I don’t have a boss, I choose my own hours, and I make more than I did at a minimum wage job. The only bad thing about it is the taxes, cause there’s a self employment tax and so the taxes are higher than at a normal job, but it’s still a good gig. In California they tried to force us to be employees instead of independent contractors. Its frustrating that they think they know better than me. I chose this job, if I wanted a normal job I would get a normal job, but I like being an independent contractor. Thank God for doordash and Uber for these opportunities they’ve created
I live in a Hispanic area and during the holidays theres always all these old ladies selling tamales out of their truck on the side of the road or outside stores. So many of them get shut down because they don’t have permits and it’s not inspected, but they should be able to sell their tamales. If you are afraid that it’s unsafe then don’t buy from them, but let the rest of us live free.
This is what we mean by economic freedom and talking about real life examples like these will show people that we do care about poor people, and that’s why we are libertarians
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