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September 23, 2013 11:53 AM U.S. Workers Pay a High Price for Free Trade

China's rise as an export juggernaut has coincided with a big drop in labor's share of U.S. national income. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg When I was in business school, way back at the turn of the millennium, one of the...

By Megan McArdle

December 20, 2012 11:39 AM Supply Chains and Labour Rights

The fire in Bangladesh has spurred a broader political controversy over whether large US firms such as Walmart have a responsibility to improve safety conditions in their subcontractors. This feeds into a broader set of questions over the extent to...

By Henry Farrell

December 13, 2012 9:32 AM The Conservative Case for Right-to-Work Laws

The enactment of a so-called right- to-work law by the state of Michigan this week is indeed, as the news media have described it, a blow against the union movement. Michigan, of all places. But it is also a blow...

By Michael Kinsley

September 26, 2012 8:30 AM A Modest Proposal to End the NFL Referee Lockout

By now anyone who follows NFL football knows that the replacement referees – likely through little fault of their own – have become an unmitigated disaster for the game.  We also know the players are not going to join the...

By Joshua Tucker

July 26, 2012 2:00 PM A Short Note on Labor and Business Power

A short note on something I’d like to have time to write about at further length someday. There’s a common perception among US lefties that Northern European states like Germany are (or at least were, until recently) the land of...

By Henry Farrell