Posts Tagged ‘Leftycartoons’

The case against labor unions

February 16, 2014

caseagainstunions

I wonder which of these arguments convinced workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee to vote against being represented by the United Auto Workers, even though management had no objection to the union.  Or maybe the workers accepted the argument that union representation would kill Tennessee’s low-wage strategy for industrial development.

Click on Anti-Union Voce Will Kill New Tennessee Production Line by Moon of Alabama and The Completely Baffling Tale of the Tennessee Auto Workers by Charles Pierce of Esquire for background.

Also, Auto union loses historic election at Volkswagen plant in Tennessee by Lydia Depillis of the Washington Post. [added 2/17/14]

Also, A Titanic Defeat by Eric Loomis for Lawyers, Guns and Money. [added 2/19/14]

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How to keep unemployment low

July 24, 2013

unemployment-measurement

Click on The New Sick-onomy: a look at the U.S. employment situation by Dan Alpert on his Two Cents web log for a good explanation of the facts behind the unemployment figures.

Click on Summary of U.S. Real Unemployment – June 2013 for an alternative figure by Leo Hindery Jr.  [Added 7/27/13]

Click on Deception in Counting the Unemployed for a profile of Leo Hindery and his ideas by Steve Clemons for The Atlantic.  [Added 7/27/13]

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Consumerism

March 30, 2013

consumerism

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