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The American Economy Is Rigged

Joseph E. Stiglitz Scientific American
We are already paying a high price for inequality, but it is just a down payment on what we will have to pay if we do not do something—and quickly. It is not just our economy that is at stake; we are risking our democracy.

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Unions Are Not a Special Interest Group

Eric Levitz New York Magazine
Individual labor unions sometimes have interests that conflict with the greater public’s. While certain unions may be an obstacle to the greater good, unions are collectively a uniquely effective vehicle--not a "special interest group"--for realizing what matters most to working people.
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