Tag Archive for Unions

Stat of The Day: NYC & The Labor-Electoral Complex

I wonder if Bloomberg only recently discovered this? The ‘Labor-Electoral Complex’ – WSJ.com: “New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is on a valedictory tour as he prepares to leave office at the end of the month, and it’s too bad he…

A Look Inside Detroit, Bus Edition …

This is a must-read WSJ piece. And imagine, this is just a single department, in a single city. Definitely click-through. Lessons From a Front-Row Seat for Detroit’s Dysfunction – WSJ.com: Since Detroit declared bankruptcy on July 18, the city’s crippling…

A Couple on Detroit, Not Good News …

This is not good. First, taxes. Half of Detroit property owners don’t pay taxes – The Detroit News: Detroit — Nearly half of the owners of Detroit’s 305,000 properties failed to pay their tax bills last year, exacerbating a punishing…

A USPS Update: Who Is Lobbying & Why?

The US Postal Service “lost $15.9 billion last fiscal year and an additional $1.3 billion in the quarter that ended Dec. 31.” Why is a federal government agency lobbying? Makes you wonder if some people view the USPS as primarily a make-work…

Yup, They Really Said It: Amtrak and Union Burgers

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No comment necessary. (pic via Wiki) Okay, one comment: This is why neither unions nor govt. should be left in charge of adult matters. Via the WSJ. Notable & Quotable – WSJ.com: Clark Whelton writing about Amtrak in City Journal, autumn…

A Few Random Morning Links …

The Hot Tug Jacuzzi Boat #Want Serving and protecting? Bryan Caplan defends libertarians Almost 2,400 Millionaires Pocketed Unemployment Benefits in 2009 – The Washington Post Cool retro little car Nest’s Second-Generation Thermostat: Simpler and Smarter  (more) Hands-On with the Urwerk UR-210…

But What If The Farrier Is On Vacation?

It would be work to make-up a story like this. Detroit continues to amaze. My friend Earl makes a good point. He asks why they don’t have two farriers on staff? What happens when the first guy is on vacation?…

Union Thuggery In Rochester, NY

This is a must-read. Unions are little more than protectionist shake-down rackets run by thugs and bullies. Read the tale to see who did what. Rather eye-opening. The cornerstone of trade unionism is compulsory membership. – Ludwig von Mises We’ll…