I was on a panel about automation and the future of work a couple of days ago, giving me a reason to read some of the latest articles on the subject. It’s a bright picture! Nearly half of Ohio w
A union organizer friend of mine was in Silicon Valley recently. He walked into a beer bar and was struck that this bar employed no bartenders. Instead, patrons pour their own beer. I was unaware that
On January 4, 1977, Augustus Hawkins, a congressman from California, introduced what became the Humphrey-Hawkins Act. This full employment bill initially promised making the government the employer of
Since 2011, the awful Susana Martinez has been governor of New Mexico. Her anti-tax, anti-regulation leadership has led to New Mexico lagging far behind the rest of the Southwest in every metric. And
Sure, I roll my eyes at companies saying they can’t actually make their products in the United States because they can’t get their supply chains here. Well, you can always make the parts y
You mean that providing working-class people good paying jobs is a critical part of fighting poverty? And that industrial labor can make a huge difference in solving this problem? Amazing!!! Who knew!
Forcing impoverished graduate students and adjunct faculty to travel to a random expensive city for 30 minute first round job interview is one of the least morally defensible parts of academia. Profes
This paper demonstrates that since 1948, manufacturing jobs have consistently risen during Democratic presidencies and have declined precipitously during Republican administrations. As the authors poi