American Factory is at its core a damning snapshot of American labor entitlement.
The capitalist system was termed “capitalism” not by a friend of the system, but by an individual who considered it to be the worst of all historical systems, the greatest evil that had ever befallen mankind. That man was Karl Marx.
A Success Academy charter elementary school in Harlem had a higher proportion of the children in one of its classes pass the statewide math exam than in any other class at the same grade level, anywhere in the state of New York.
There’s little question that charter schools provide superior educational opportunities for black youngsters.
Originally founded for the legitimate purpose of improving working conditions and helping negotiate wages, labor unions have substituted that purpose for entrenching the power of their leaders and the entitlements for their senior members.
The change from social attitudes and political systems of collectivism to that of ones more “individualistic” began in “the West,” in Europe and then North America.
Where are you more likely to earn a better salaried income, in the private sector or working for the government?
Deregulate the taxi industry.
Work is a crucially important value. When productive, work gives us not only the material means of survival and enjoyment of life, but it is also the main source of self-esteem and provides a central purpose that makes the rest of our values achievable by helping prioritize them.
On the surface, labor unions make their appeal to society with rhetoric of claiming to want to better the conditions of all workers seeking gainful and income-enhancing employment. What is not as clearly seen are the indirect and usually unintended effects from compulsory unionism that end up keeping far too many in poverty and less remunerative jobs that the supporters of labor unions say they wish to help.
Many cities have granted monopoly power to taxi companies — the right to prevent entry by others.
Labor unions and the general public almost totally ignore the essential role played by falling prices in achieving rising real wages.
Collective bargaining laws give unions an effective monopoly on many state and local government workforces. They force the government to negotiate employment terms with the union, and all employees must accept that union’s representation. Unions...
Cathy and the politicians deny that individuals have the right to contract freely, and marriage is a contractual agreement. Cathy would deny this right to gays. The politicians would deny this right to Cathy, property owners, and consumers.
Most people look at “business” as something separate from everything else in life, and at best, a necessary evil. Something you have to do. Or a way to make money—in a practical, but never creative, artistic or (perish the thought) moral way. In...
A number of conservatives, such as Senator Rand Paul, have been promoting “right-to-work” legislation in response to the growing power of labor unions. On the surface, such legislation might appear to be consistent with free market principles. But...
Fox News reported: "As New York City finishes cleaning up the mess of the recent debilitating blizzard, it also faces allegations that union workers entrusted with cleaning up the mess of snow decided to stage a slowdown as the blizzard hit. The...
Congress should not only reject the transparent power grab known as the Employee Free Choice Act, it should start hacking at the root of the complex federal regime that denies free choice in bargaining. That means repealing the Wagner Act, so that labor law can recognize and protect the absolute right of companies and employees to deal with each other on an entirely voluntary basis.