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Failure: Unions in America Today

Ali Bertarian Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 5:49 PM
The troll now known as Crude/q16penn/troglidite posts irrelevant ad hominem arguments of the following form: "[Joe Republican Politician] did XYZ, and we all know that Republicans don't like XYZ, so why do you Republicans still revere [Joe Republican Politician] and vote for Republicans?" Do you really think, Crude/q16penn/troglidite, that we don't know that Republican politicians perform hypocritical actions? Do you really think, Crude/q16penn/troglidite, that we don't know that Democrat politicians also perform hypocritical actions? Do you really think, Crude/q16penn/troglidite, that we don't know who is more conservative/libertarian when we have a ballot choice between a Republican and a Democrat? Do you really think, troglidite?

Unions played an important role in American history. At the turn of the last century, a lot of workers encountered awful and dangerous conditions on the job. The workers banded together, demanded changes and got them. After that, Americans joined unions and the dues began to roll in. Riding that wave of compulsory money, union bosses rose. With that much money flowing, corruption wasn’t far behind.

Times have changed. The economy, country and world have changed. But unions haven’t. Union membership among non-government employees has fallen off a cliff. But although membership is down, their power remains large.

Why? Because...