Massachusetts Puts Kibosh on Capitalism Once Again

What's the big deal with allowing supermarkets to open their doors on Thanksgiving? Earlier this week there as a story in the Globe that reported Whole Foods (which only wanted to be open on the morning of Thanksgiving) was served notice by the State Attorney General's Office that it was violating Blue Laws by being open for business. Today there was a story about the Super 88 chain being served notice yesterday morning at a few locations.

To paraphrase the Globe, "You have willing employers, willing employees (who are getting paid time and a half for their efforts), and willing customers. Capitalism wins." For a state that prides itself on being at the forefront of liberalism, why are we still handcuffed by Puritan-based laws that are several hundred years old?


Blogger Elliott complained...

These ridiculous blue laws are the reason bars close at 2:00, the T stops at 12:30, you can't buy beer except at the packy store (for the most part), and why we don't have any world class strip clubs. Is it too much to ask that I be able to get lap dances until 4 in the morning, then hop on the T, make a pitstop at Stop & Shop for some Miller Lite, and then call it a night? The indignity of it all.

12/08/2005 3:16 PM
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