New York Times V. Truth, Reason, and Nail Salons

When the New York Times wrote an attack on the nail salon industry, Mark Horne pointed out that the article was so biased as to be worthless. But I missed the story about Reason.com’s counterattack and the New York Time’s less-than-adequate response. If you have time, make sure you watch the video above. The New York Times’ falsehood unleashed self-righteous indignation of Governor Anthony Cuomo and his army of “inspectors” (like customers and workers can’t inspect a business for themselves Read more […]

New York Times Discovers Work is Hard

For manicurists in major cities, work is hard, but how does abolishing the jobs help those workers? The New York Times has released a major exposé of the nail salon industry: “The Price of Nice Nails.” It shows some pretty horrible stuff. Because many of these workers are in the country illegally, they cannot sue their employer for assault when they are physically assaulted—as sometimes happens. In general, however, much of the story shows the arrogance of moralizing about market operations. Once Read more […]