Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, writes on the AFL-CIO website about the relationship between the current economic recession and the suppression of workers’ right to organize over the past three decades. As unions have been attacked, wages have stagnated, and economic growth has become increasingly driven by bubbles — the stock bubble in the 1990s and the housing bubble in the current decade. Baker calls for a return to wage-driven economic growth to pull us out of the recession and put us on a path toward long-term stability.
- David Cay Johnston at the JP Forum, Tuesday 4/15 April 14, 2014
- Congressman Bill Foster Explains Why Middle Class Tax Cuts Lead to Economic Growth April 6, 2014
- New Issue! March 29, 2014
- Full-Page NYT Ad Against Proponents of Wage Hike February 28, 2014
- Increasing the Minimum Wage Can Actually Create Jobs—If It’s Enforced February 13, 2014
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