Night Court doesn’t hold up nearly as well as Cheers, but it’s still fun. Anyway, this week: Latin America, Crime, Media, Education, and Labor!
This Week: Anglosphere, Labor, Health, Resources, Education, and Family!
This week: Business, Copyright, Crime, Labor, Resources, and Technology!
This week! Education, Labor, Space, Housing, Dating, and Creatures!
Work, work, work.
This Week: Education, Transportation, Business, Government, Labor, and Sleep
This week! Education, Labor, Medical School, Housing, Immigration, and Asia!
Thoughts on the work we do and how little it says about us.
Labor, Education, Psychology, Media, Family, Society, and World!
My family consists of working class whites, so of course they always vote for Republicans.
I am far, far, far from an expert on labor practice. So why the hell shouldn’t I have my own theory on how unions should function?
When an “upstart” theatre relying on volunteer labor receives $18 million in gifts for a new venue, does it have an obligation to begin paying those same volunteers?
I agree with Matthew Yglesias that “America needs more on-the-job learning, not less,” I just don’t know what that has to do with giving “Two Cheers for Unpaid Internships.”
Attempting some clarifications on what’s at stake as norms about working on national holidays shift.
Defending the right of employees to choose to work holidays like Thanksgiving threatens to ignore the fact that, for many, choice never factors into it.
Mark Linsenmayer outlines Bertrand Russell’s case in “In Praise of Idleness” for a shorter work week. Writing in the early 20th century, Russell spent most of his essay confronting the moralistic arguments against leisure. After all, idle hands are the devil’s tools and so on.
It’s a beautiful day in the nation’s breadbasket which means the commute home will be deadly. Fortunately I’ll be hopping the express to 69th Street with these links to occupy the time. Yahoo! is looking to acquire Tumblr. Remember that time it bought GeoCities for $3.6 billion? Jason Gross interviews Torsten Schmidt and Piotr Orlov about the…
Mike Masnick highlights how the weird retail history of cars has led to state laws which leave electric luxury car manufacturer Tesla out in the cold.
A segment at NPR outlines the fight in Texas to transform the state university system. Governor Perry and private sector elites want to make higher education in the state more affordable and efficient,
If Matt Yglesias sneezes you can bet there’s going to be a chorus of left-of-center tweeters ready to unleash a tidal wave of vitriol and scorn. So go ahead and guess how ugly things got yesterday, and remain today, after he wrote this: It’s very plausible that one reason American workplaces have gotten safer over the…
So I support unions, even government unions, because in the system we have there is no reason not to support unions. We accept all sorts of economic distortions. Corporations are legal entities, sanctioned by the state. Why should we be any less sanguine about unions than about corporations? Corporations pool capital and resources, unions pool…
Nice post from Josh Barro on why the Wisconsin labor fight’s not as important as you might think.
On the question of organized labor, outsourcing, and immigration Sam M writes: One complication, of course, is policing. Money flows more easily than bodies. So even the strictest programs would likely have more effect on people coming across a border than $$ flowing on the Internet. But enforcement is another issue entirely, and we…
Last week Conor linked to this Reason piece on California’s pension crisis and that state’s looming budget crisis. Now, I’ve done a lot of thinking about this over the past couple of weeks – especially after Freddie’s post, and this post from Kevin Drum (and this one, too) – and it occurs to me that…
Freddie has a very long post up lamenting the lack of a truly leftist presence in the blogosphere. The vast majority of liberal voices online, he asserts, are part of the broader neoliberal movement, and actual bona fide leftists, socialists and so forth are universally written out of Serious Debate. Ezra Klein, Matt Yglesias and…
This is a pretty excellent chart from Reason illustrating just how terrible the immigration process really is for people attempting to come here and work legally. It’s pretty obvious that until we change this, the incentive to work illegally will simply be too great. Meanwhile programs to try and deter illegal immigration and work are…