I surf around to various blog which are now debating the worker/business owner controversy as it relates to unions. It's too frustrating entering these debates, because for many on the Left arguing for worker rights, they doen't have any basic understanding of private ownership and they conflate private businesses with government agencies, as if private businesses have a duty to provide certain goods to the "people". The Left appears to view private companies as government-controlled companies, and when private companies don't act like government agencies, the Left accuses them of shirking their duty to the community.
Going back and explaining the concepts of private ownership, contracts and free association is exhausting, but the leftist debaters demand explanations for private company actions which should be obvious. The problem is all the laws which have been passed controlling the actions of private companies -- this apparently has given many in the public the idea that they really own private companies (and, now, they might be right) and should be able to force companies to act as the public sees fit. This social idea of collective ownership has made debate and objective analysis impossible.