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Sweden vs US: Does Inequality Matter?

June 26th, 2011

Neil Irwin has a nice piece in today’s WaPo comparing how Sweden did in the global recession compared with other advanced economies.  Answer: a lot better. The piece cites better fiscal and monetary policy (the former, more prepared for a downturn; the latter, a more aggressive policy stance); a deeper, more reactive safety net; flexible… Read more

Hey, the NLRB Proposed a Good, Progressive Idea!

June 25th, 2011

Something kind of progressive just happened that you might have missed: The National Labor Relations Board proposed a new idea to help level the playing field for workers who want to organize a union. A little background: under current law, once 50% of employees petition for union representation, the employer can voluntarily choose to waive… Read more