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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.)

Musical Interlude: Sonny and Brownie

August 29th, 2014

I avoid superlatives, so trust me when I tell you that Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee are the greatest blues duo ever. I mean, these guys are just pure music, and if their blues don’t thoroughly soothe your soul then get yourself down to the ER posthaste as your soul needs medical attention. I recently… Read more