Washington Post blogger, Ezra Klein, has recently penned a couple of union-related pieces, one of which We Party Patriots referenced last week, wherein he discusses the problems facing Labor Unions, but fails to offer any solutions.
Klein should be applauded for shedding light on what has become the most important story for the middle classes, the need for organized labor, but might be doing more damage than good with his somber expression, to a massive audience, that labor’s problems “are not going to go away, and I’ve not seen any reason to think labor will come up with a way to overcome them.”
Thanks but no thanks, Ez.
It is dangerous to spread assertions on the Internet, particularly when they are hurled from a source as credible as The Washington Post, becuase there is no denying the impact an idea can have on casual passers-by. These things travel. And, by the way, there are thousands of people assigned the task of solving Labor’s problems. You don’t appear to want a spot on that roster.
Mr. Klein: Your blog is solid, man. You are concise, complete and, we think, on the right side of most of the wrongs out there. But Labor would love it if you made the next piece about the details of those German labor policies you say have been “extremely successful” at keeping unemployment down. Maybe then we can all have a helpful read, not an equivocated suggestion of where you stand.
Being is believing. Solidarity is not selective. Hope is integral.
Click for Klein’s piece.