Archive for February, 2014
For people who are not libertarians consider a Nozickian type of argument (doctoring and schmoctoring) – what if a baker baked two lines of baked goods, but one set was for the “public” and therefore a “public accommodation” while the other was a line of consecrated baked goods for use among people of a shared belief system (Catholics, feminist separatists, whatever). The latter line is not sold to people outside the faith, e.g. Wedding cakes are not sold to divorced people remarrying, or the Goddess Moon cake is not sold to men, whatever. Does the government then get to decide the particulars of each religion, its doctrine, and practice, to decide which baked goods are for religious use and which for the “public”?