Public Employee Unions Vs. The Public

The central issue in the battle of public employee unions versus the people of Wisconsin, and the many looming similar confrontations elsewhere, is about the wisdom of having public employee unions in the first place.  I searched for a discussion of the issue not colored by the politics, partisanship, and personalities of the current strife [...]

By |2011-02-28T20:27:45-05:00February 28th, 2011|Economy|1 Comment

Unions hurt employment…duh!

There was a good article in the Wall Street Journal yesterday by Lee Ohanian titled, "The Right Way to Raise Wages." Here is a section of the article that discusses what unions do to wages: Those want more unionization claim it is necessary to raise wages. Instead it will further depress the economy. My research [...]

By |2010-07-09T10:34:33-04:00July 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Financial Condition of the World: Excepts From the Mainstream and Alternative Financial Press (Part III)

In this final installment, I want to emphasize the connection between economics and politics. In my mind the two are interwoven and inseparable. Economics is about who produces what, and politics is about who gets to keep it. The political system is exactly as virtuous as are the people who comprise it. Activity in the [...]

By |2010-06-04T22:38:57-04:00June 4th, 2010|Constitution, Elections, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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