Question for Left-Libertarians
By Bryan Caplan
Obamacare penalizes firms that don’t provide health insurance. If a firm has fewer than 50 employees, however, it’s exempt:
Requires employers with 50 or more employees who do not offer coverage to their employees to pay $2,000 annually for each full‐time employee over the first 30 as long as one of their employees receives a tax credit.
This is hardly an isolated example. Countless other regulations exempt small business. To take another random example, Title VII discrimination laws originally only applied to firms with 100+ employees.
Why do I bring this up? To me, this looks like another important counter-example to the left-libertarian view that regulation, not free-market forces, explains the dominance of big corporations in the modern economy. Left-libertarians, what say you?