Asymmetric Information | Megan McArdle | Unions Organize Walmart Protests; Rest of the Nation Goes ShoppingModern American trade unionism: people who don't shop at, work for, or own shares in companies telling those who do how to run their lives.
But the Black Friday bargain hunters apparently simply pushed past the scattered protests in search of cheap flat-screen televisions—and the progressives who seem most on fire about this campaign are not really very likely to be Walmart shoppers. Which could be a metaphor for the whole US labor movement.
30 November 2012
Modern American Trade Unionism
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