Democracy thwarted in Birmingham, AL

February 26th, 2016 at 4:35 pm

The city council acted in the interest of low-wage workers, long left out of this and past economic expansions. Now the state legislature’s moving in to shut them down. Over at WaPo, with Ben S.

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One comment in reply to "Democracy thwarted in Birmingham, AL"

  1. D. C. Sessions says:

    If you read some of the news from AL, a great deal of the opposition comes, not from businesses in Birmingham, but from bedroom communities with (in one case) median home prices in the $400K range.

    They’re not looking to keep businesses there, they’re looking to keep cheap labor there from moving to places where the pay is better.

    In the Deep South, some things never change.