How Air Conditioning Unites — And Divides

How Air Conditioning Unites — And Divides

Before air conditioning, even presidents had to suffer. In the summer months, Abraham Lincoln used to ride a horse every evening from the White House to a cottage at a higher elevation four miles away. There he’d join his family in an attempt to escape the...
If You Work, This Appointment Matters to You

If You Work, This Appointment Matters to You

Fast food CEO Andrew Puzder was recently tapped by Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor. It’s easy enough to think of the Department of Labor as just another distant bureaucracy shuffling paperwork around in Washington. At any given time, in fact, most...
America’s Construction Carnage

America’s Construction Carnage

Try this the next time you find yourself standing on a Wall Street corner. Ask the first power suit you see why Wall Street’s finest deserve to be making $25 billion in bonuses a year. Wall Streeters actually have a ready response for impertinent questions like this:...
Union-Made Miracle on the Hudson

Union-Made Miracle on the Hudson

In their ongoing, all-out assault to crush labor unions, corporate forces have fabricated a cultural myth to undermine popular support for labor: Unions, they insist, are no longer needed. They tell us that in today’s entrepreneurial economy, workers must...
King Coal Is Headed to Prison

King Coal Is Headed to Prison

So long, Don, it’s been God-awful to know you. Don Blankenship, who was the King of King Coal, is headed toward a place he never imagined he’d end up: federal prison. The ruthless former CEO of the Massey Energy company arrogantly assumed he was above the...
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