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Walmart and the Welfare State

My friend Ned Resnikoff has a good summary of one of the more fascinating aspects of Walmart’s ongoing and escalating struggle with its workers, the recently leaked documents showing a systematic effort on the part of management to depress employee wages as much as possible. The Huffington Post  was first to report on the document, which was originally passed…

Springsteen’s America vs. Reagan’s America (or, Still More on Exceptionalism)

I quoted Jeff MacGregor the other day on Bruce Springsteen and Ronald Reagan: Maybe the most interesting thing you can say about American art and culture over the past 30 years is that at the same moment in our history, Ronald Reagan and Bruce Springsteen were both pining for some lost America. Both mourned for…