My article on "The
Legitimacy of Labor Unions," which originally appeared in The Hofstra Labor
and Employment Law Journal, is going to be translated into Chinese
for the Global Law Review, a quarterly law journal published by
the Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. I’m excited
because an argument in favor of unions is especially important in a country
where the right to unionize is barely recognized.
Here’s a quote to make you angry. According to an article
in the New York Times, after a White House meeting on the Bush
economic plan, "Lizann Sonders, the chief investment strategist
at Charles Schwab & Company, said the tax cut is ‘the answer to the
economy, is the answer to the stock market and maybe most importantly
it’s the answer to bringing back trust and fairness and faith in the system.’"
So a representative of a profession that has squandered public trust has
the gall to say that "trust and fairness and faith" can be restored
by granting her industry a massive tax break that would necessitate deep
cuts in programs benefitting the poor and disadvantaged.