“No, robots aren’t killing the American Dream,” argued the New York Times editorial board in February. As evidence, the Times emphasized that labor productivity and capital investment have decelerated in the new century. In theory, that wouldn’t be happening if automation were the main reason that the middle class has been shedding jobs. Unfortunately, that […]
Donald Trump prevailed where other Republican presidential candidates failed in Midwestern states in part because of new right-to-work laws that have diminished the power and… Read More
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For Americans hitting the drive-thru at their local McDonald’s, a $15-an-hour minimum wage could hit them in their wallets. According to a January report released… Read More
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From Viktor Orban to Nigel Farage and Donald Trump, populist leaders around the world have redefined democratic politics. Some observers have asked whether the result will be the demise of democratic institutions. History can help us understand some of the factors that drive political change. In a recent article, I argue that politicians opt for […]
Kentucky’s Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, has now officially signed right-to-work legislation–along with other jobs legislation–into law. Yet the impact of Kentucky’s right-to-work legislation could… Read More
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Not only did the 2016 election bring the country a new president, but Nov. 8 also ushered in the right political environment for a batch… Read More
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It’s not every day you see a significant portion of Republican senators supporting a taxpayer bailout—especially for a private union pension plan. But today, six… Read More
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Is free trade bad — or good — for American workers? This presidential election gives us two opposing views. According to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, “we are killing ourselves with trade pacts that are no good for us and no good for our workers” — and so he proposes higher tariffs to boost employment […]
Of the 8 million unionized, private sector employees in the United States, 94 percent have never voted for their own labor union representation. An hourly… Read More
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