Kristof in NYT on Unions

Published February 19th, 2015 -  - 02.19.153


I doubt many of our readers missed this, but, just in case, Kristof’s column in today’s NYT is certainly worth reading.  Here’s an excerpt:

I disdained unions as bringing corruption, nepotism and rigid work rules to the labor market, impeding the economic growth that ultimately makes a country strong.

I was wrong.

The abuses are real. But, as unions wane in American life, it’s also increasingly clear that they were doing a lot of good in sustaining middle class life — especially the private-sector unions that are now dwindling.

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