30 November 2012

Modern American Trade Unionism

Asymmetric Information | Megan McArdle | Unions Organize Walmart Protests; Rest of the Nation Goes Shopping

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.
Modern 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.

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