Monthly Archives: September 2011

Strikes in the Public Service

by | September 19, 2011

Collective bargaining is one of those topics that seems to divide the left and the right. However, while collective bargaining in the private sector is a political issue, collective bargaining in the public service should be apolitical. To make clear the difference between unionization in the private and public sectors, consider what recently happened in… Read more »

Innocent Until Proven Guilty

by | September 14, 2011

With the arrest of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn well behind us, it now appears that France does have something to teach the United States. The whole idea of the “perp walk”, the parading of an innocent person for the media, smacks of sensationalism. It is also blatantly unfair. “Innocent until proven guilty” is supposed to… Read more »

China and Walmart

by | September 9, 2011

It’s a shame how democratic governments forget who it is they work for. Open trade with China has created so many problems that it is difficult to enumerate all of them. But here we will try to list two disturbing issues. We will also discuss the effect of Walmart below and how its policy of… Read more »