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The Congressional Budget Office released a report showing that poorly educated government workers make more than they would in the private sector. That’s hardly surprising. What’s equally unsurprising is that pro-business writers are saying that government workers make too much money. First up is my new favorite Atlantic hack Jordan Weissmann: It’s great that the […]

Nostalgianomics?

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On January 26, 2012
Megan McArdle delivers a typically hackish column on Obama’s SOTU address. After noting her TV appearance with such bright bulbs as John Stossel and Gary Johnson, she proceeds to get after Obama for his nostalgic view of the economy. I’m not going to quote at the length necessary to completely eviscerate her points; you can […]

Jacob Lew: Union-Buster

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On January 17, 2012
Josh Eidelson on Jacob Lew, Obama’s new Chief of Staff. When Lew was Chief Operating Officer at NYU, he took the lead in crushing the university’s graduate student union, which had organized under the leadership of the United Auto Workers. Makes you wonder if Mark Penn isn’t advising the president after all.

Blue-Green Alliances

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On January 17, 2012

Last week, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka addressed the United Nations Investor Summit on Climate Risk. He made a couple of important points. First: And to those who say climate risk is a far off pr

Labor Notes

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On January 15, 2012

1. North Carolina call center workers are organizing with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Sitel treats their employees like early 20th century sweatshop workers, with the classic

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