A year or more ago I sent an appeal to Patterson's Vagabonds to debate the idea that America should suspend sending jobs to "Slave Nations" like China, by simply stating that no job should be exported to a country that does not allow collective bargaining. Since not a soul replied, I can only … [Read more...] about Calling All Economists II
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Lovers of the personal essay should be rejoicing in the streets at word of this collection. For readers and acquaintances of Jimmy Patterson, it is long overdue, but the author was born in Washington, D.C., where the machinery of progress is congenitally slow. So this book, in many important ways - … [Read more...] about Rick Walter on Bermuda Shorts
In a previous harangue among our beloved Vagabonds I floated the idea that America should pass a law stating that jobs should not be exported to countries that do not allow Collective Bargaining. I would now like to invite those economic wizards smarter than I am to share their thoughts on such a … [Read more...] about Calling All Economists!