Archive for the ‘Jobs’ Category

Bipartisan Solutions to Poverty?

September 3rd, 2014

Tom Edsall takes an interesting tour through various partisan views on the causes and solutions to poverty, suggesting that there’s a unified theory in there somewhere: The emergence of a rough ideological consensus on the causes of poverty and inequality would increase the likelihood of, but by no means guarantee, agreement on such initiatives as raising the… Read more

Labor Day Reading

September 1st, 2014

Some great articles worth a look on labor, unions, wages, and more: EJ Dionne on an exemplary employer and the workers who went to bat for him. Jon Cohn interviews one of the deepest thinkers I know on labor issues: Rich Yeselson. An important look at the problem of “wage theft” in the NYT. Bob… Read more

On Labor Day, a call for calling it like it is

September 1st, 2014

Over at PostEverything. There are times when “social unrest” and “class warfare”–analyzing the power imbalance between labor and capital–are appropriate responses to persistent economic injustice. And those of us who work in that space can’t be shy about it. (OTEers will recognize that this ground has been plowed before in these parts.)