Union Bosses’ Bad Week: Percentage of Americans Union-Free Now Highest in 70 Years
Around this time in January, as it has been for most of the last 30 years, this week usually brings bad news for union bosses.
You see, it is the week that the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its annual union membership survey, which details just how poorly unions are doing in America.
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Deficit Reduction: Forget the 1%, Government Workers Enjoy Much Better Pay At Your Expense*
While America is more than $16 trillion in debt, we also have nearly $122 trillion in unfunded liabilities, which no one seems to be focusing on. Right now, every American taxpayer is liable for more than $1 million in unfunded liabilities.
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‘Intellectual Bankruptcy’, Dr. Krugman?
Paul Krugman’s op-ed, “Natural Born Drillers” (New York Times, March 15), purports to show with a hard look at the numbers why no thinking, perceptive person could possibly believe that “Drill, Baby, Drill” is a solution to the nation’s energy and economic woes: [G]iving the oil companies carte blanche isn’t a serious jobs program. Put it this way: Employment in oil and gas extraction has | Read More »
BLS September Mass Layoff Report: It’s unpleasant and inconvenient
It’s become something of a legend among unions and the nation’s labor relations community but, for those old enough to remember the mid-90s, when Whole Foods was under constant attack by the United Food & Commercial Workers, John Mackey, Whole Foods’ CEO once shared his opinion of unions with a reporter, as follows: “The union is like having herpes. It doesn’t kill you, but it’s | Read More »
Dismal Unemployment Numbers Send Markets Tumbling
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the dismal unemployment figures for August, the possibility of QE 3 and the possibility of another financial crisis. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can | Read More »