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Yes, another post on trade policy and global labor rights that will be sure to get me into the LGM Top 10 posts of 2017! This essay on the relationship between migratory labor and supply chain exploitation in the apparel industry, including making links between the likelihood of climate change causing even more possibilities for […]
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Labor Union Myths

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On September 6, 2016
Moshe Marvit has an op-ed in the Washington Post debunking five myths about labor unions. A couple are particularly notable. Myth No. 3 Right-to-work laws would bankrupt unions. For the past year, unions across the country have been terrified by a single word: Friedrichs, referring to Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a Supreme Court case […]
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Above: People who have clearly won because of free trade Whenever Vox wants to defend free trade like an evangelist defends some dude walking on water, it gets Zack Beauchamp to write about it. There was of course the ridiculous fear-mongering about Bernie Sanders column he wrote a month ago, claiming Sanders’ ideas were basically […]
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Capital Mobility and Trumpism

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On March 19, 2016
As I have been saying throughout the election season, the collapse of the working class thanks to capital mobility is going a long way to feed Donald Trump’s popularity. The fuzzy video, shot by a worker on the floor of a Carrier factory here in the American heartland last month, captured the raging national debate […]

Economic Populism

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On February 22, 2016

We know how the appeal of Bernie Sanders is based around economic populism, especially since he’s primarily a 1-issue candidate and that’s the issue. And we know why–growing income i

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