It is the owners right to refuse serving anybody

April 8, 2015, 3:35 pm

Agree36 Disagree16


The debate "It is the owners right to refuse serving anybody" was started by ABDO on April 8, 2015, 3:35 pm. 36 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 16 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

ABDO posted 3 arguments, YesOrNo posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
Getmurked posted 2 arguments, I_Voyager posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

ABDO, Bodaciouslady16, daddyfantastic, Untamed, teebee7, YesOrNo, marti, pretty_twin, rcheyanne99, judge, jonatron5, skyfrancois_97, soullesschicken, clockstopper, Turtle, Trance and 20 visitors agree.
Getmurked, I_Voyager, PsychDave, transfanboy, Shuttey, anonimderp, AnkGanu, sighnomore99, thisrisingtide and 7 visitors disagree.

Why do we have to fight for it? What virtue does an uncontrolled marketplace have that means we should fight to remove the protections that are in place? There are many laws that protect consumers from fraudulent advertising, defective products, and unfair business practices. These laws have largely been fought for in response to people being victimized. Why should we fight to make the market more unfair to consumers?

I will give an example. What if Bill Gates was racist? (I know he has never expressed such an opinion, but I needed a figure people would know) Imagine if the next version of Skype blocked black people from doing video calls. There would be outrage, people would protest, but without legal backing, there is nothing anyone could do to stop it. They could move to another kind of software, but Mr Gates has the capital to either buy out or strong arm most competitors, and in a true free market, he would have even more freedom to do so. At a small scale level, it is easy to say you will move to a competitor. At a large scale, it is hard to do so.

4 years, 10 months ago

I think that if the person is causing a scene the owner can deny service but if its because of appearence or religion the absolutely not!

4 years, 10 months ago

Free market doesn't exist but we have to fight for it

4 years, 10 months ago

If someone think I am ugly the best response is to take my good money somewhere else, not insisted on making them profit out of my ugly face

4 years, 10 months ago
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There is no free market. Anywhere. And there never will be.

4 years, 10 months ago

why? you think its justifies that they turn someone away just because they dont like thier color, or how they look? how would you feel if they said " your ugly, leave"
your promoting a discriminatory buisness

4 years, 10 months ago

Owners should be free to say no. And the customer have the right to take her business some where else that's how free market work

4 years, 10 months ago

no, if thier going to refuse to serve someone on discriminatory grounds, then i disagree wholeheartedly.

4 years, 10 months ago
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