All of this is fitting at a time when anti-union forces are trying to turn back the clock on collective bargaining rights. The modern public employee union movement was born of struggle — the product of a great strike wave in the 1960s and 1970s. The school personnel strike in West Virginia represents a return to those militant days. The ongoing teachers’ strike in West Virginia is remarkable in many ways.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics figures released on Friday, last year saw the second-smallest number of major strikes in recorded history: seven. This is close to the record low set in 2009, five — in the depths of the Great Recession, when the unemployment rate was approaching 10 percent. Last year’s average unemployment rate was less than half that, 4.3 percent.
As the anti-monopoly movement has picked up steam in important policy circles, some have begun thinking that small business promotion is a good idea. This seems to be partially driven by the technical view that small businesses are a way to counteract corporate concentration and partially driven by the more ideological and aesthetic view that there’s something inherently just and beautiful about small-time entrepreneurs and mom and pop shops.
@snideoptimist Grosse Pointe received an earlier wave of white flight, in the 1920s, according to @TomSugrue. In general, white flight went to both affluent and modest big-city suburbs, depending on family wealth. But it certainly did not go to Appalachia.
@Noahpinion Man, this is an argumentum ex culus if I ever saw one....You're claiming white flight went to Appalachia and Western PA?? White flight went to big-city suburbs with great schools, where kids win science projects and grow up to work at Google. Grosse Pointe, MI, Fairfax Co., VA
@MattGrossmann Hmm. The RR items are definitely tapping into more “fundamental” political values than “increase/decrease spending” Q’s. Seems to me that those are the kind of items you’d expect to be winning regression horseraces in an era of rising constraint.
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