If the state regulated garage sales, would poor people be better off?
All people, especially poor people, would be worse off if the state regulated garage sales. Taxes would not only hike up the prices of each item, but the government would also most likely require licences to sell, discouraging people from holding garage sales in the first place. Minimum and maximum prices would also more likely than not be imposed, and garage sales would no longer be a mutually beneficial event. These regulations would all be enforced using coercion, and the option of voluntary exchange would be revoked.
In your opinion, does the state have the right to redistribute wealth from some people to others? Why or why not?
Property redistribution, (also known as the welfare state), is not only immoral, but a legal obstruction of my inalienable (birth) rights to liberty and property. Should another person have a greater need for my property (money) more than I do, it would be up to me to voluntarily help that other person. For the government to step in and take a portion of my income and give it to someone else is theft by coercion (threat of force). The welfare state impedes upon both my rights to not have my property stolen, and to not have my freedom (liberties) obstructed.