Unformatted text preview: – Fear of punishment or of being fired. What’s up with our government? – How did this situation get so bad? – Per author, a “variety of political, economic and corporate decisions” including: • Push to increase global trade and open global markets • Government efforts to deregulate industries that had been highly ionized • Tight monetary policies • A corporate ideological shift away from the postwar social contract with employees and toward the principle of maximizing shareholder value Author’s proposed solution – Raise minimum wage, access to affordable healthcare to all workers and their families, time off for personal issues w/out fear of losing job, quality childcare and early education made available to their children, workers must have the right to organize w/out fears....
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- Fall '09
- Tight monetary policies, corporate ideological shift, postwar social contract, shareholder value Author