Monthly Archives: May 2011

How to Build a Strong Economy: Education or Unions?

On May 15, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that The American higher-education system has long been seen as a leader in the world, but confidence in its future and its enduring value may be beginning to crack along economic … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Informal Economy

It’s graduation season, and while commencement speakers encourage graduates to work hard and pursue their dreams, most new grads are worried about finding a decent job.  All their professors can suggest is that students use internships to gain valuable work … Continue reading

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On the Hook: Tony Kushner and the Labor Movement

In 1997, the playwright Tony Kushner was going through some books that had belonged to his grandparents when he came across one by George Bernard Shaw that he had never heard of:  The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism.  … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan Breaks the Rules

Cardinal Rule: A fundamental rule, upon which other matters hinge. Wiktionary If you’re engaged in any type of activity that involves the development and implementation of a strategic plan you run into them all the time: Cardinal Rules.  Know them, … Continue reading

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