It is no coincidence that America has grown more unequal as its labor movement has lost power.
Economists since Adam Smith have recognized that, without organizing, workers cannot negotiate on equal terms with an employer — much less a large corporation.
In theory, workers individually negotiate their wages and benefits. In practice, they are presented a take-it-or-leave-it offer. Organized labor affords workers representation in the workplace and a more equal footing in negotiation, securing higher wages (up to 25 percent higher) and greater access to basic benefits like retirement, health and life insurance as well as paid leave.
If Republicans are serious about confronting China, they need to sideline members who aren’t
On this episode, Oren Cass is joined by John A. Burtka IV to discuss how to cultivate and educate a better elite, what the “mirrors for princes” tradition has to teach today’s leaders, and aristo-populism.
Join our team working to restore an economic consensus that emphasizes the importance of family, community, and industry to the nation’s liberty and prosperity.