“Can” vs. “May”: The Difference is Important
Leftists are opposed to Uber, etc. because of the following simple syllogism:
- Under laissez-faire capitalism, businesses can do anything they want.
- Businesses want to suppress competition.
- Laissez-faire capitalism will thus lead to monopoly.
On the other hand, according to stereotype, English majors are more likely to be leftists. Shouldn't they, of all people, know the difference?