Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What now?

"This legacy of the privatized welfare state, with hidden public subsidies for services the government funds directly in other countries, lets Americans venerate the 'free market' and misunderstand the role of government -- and makes progressive organizing harder."
What comes after Wisconsin? - Salon

"‎Decades of research have shown that the economic pyramid is flatter in countries where unions are stronger. In economies as different as Canada and Germany, a sturdy union presence has helped reduce income inequality. The reason isn't just that unions defend their members. They also create changes in social norms, such as pressures for nonunion employers to match union gains."
The Wisconsin Union Fight Isn't About Benefits. It's About Labor's Influence - Washington Post

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