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Labor Roundtable: The Labor Movement, Redistributive Justice, and Procedural Fairness

by Tim Kowal The left’s alignment with unions is more than merely political—it is ideological.  The major justification for continued existence of unions, particularly public sector unions, borrows heavily from a liberal conception of redistributive justice, as follows: · As a matter of first principles, all Americans are entitled to a minimum standard of living. …

Labor Roundtable: Thoughts on a Libertarian-Labor Alliance

Freddie offers a bold plan: I think I can identify an interested party who, theoretically, could help to restore labor power, American unions, and the counterbalancing effects of collective bargaining and worker strikes and protests: libertarians. […] Most libertarians will at least concede the right to unionize in an abstract sense, although I’m sorry to…

Labor Roundtable: Dreams of a Libertarian-Labor Alliance

by Freddie deBoer One of the divides in current political discourse that is the most meaningful for me, and one of the most important for the future of the American left-wing, is whether American liberals should favor a labor-based vision or a government redistribution-based vision. These are of course not mutually exclusive. I believe in…