Tag Archives: unions

Naming the crisis

Why We Worry / Economics Desk It’s incomplete to call what we’re experiencing in the US an “unemployment” crisis. The problem is not just that there aren’t enough jobs available but that the existing jobs are low quality. New jobs put the unemployed to work, but these jobs are being created in a climate where […]

Reagan <3 unions

Guess what Republicans! Reagan liked unions. He was even a union boss! Link

Americans Getting Skewed: Part 2

In Part 1, I argued that the skewed distribution of wealth in the United States has been produced under conditions of unequal opportunity and therefore must be considered unfair. Further, a lack of sufficient protections – such as guaranteed health care and higher education – keeps the risks of inequality intolerably high. In this second […]