550: Unit 3
READ: 550 Readings Book 2: 87-88 & the Labor Policy section, 89-102, and in the Appendix, the selections from the book, What Unions no Longer Do, by Jake Rosenfeld (All of the Introduction and from the top of 187-199)
QF: Unions are no longer necessary.
The free rider card was found among the possessions of a man who worked in the aerospace industry for several decades in the mid twentieth century.
25. The Politics of Immigration Policy
READ: 550 Readings Book 2: The section on Immigration, pp. 103-123 & WATCH: 60 Minutes on the H1B visa program.
QF: Open borders is the only ethical immigration policy.
READ: 550 Readings Book 2: the Trade Policy section, 123-139.
QF: Trump's main asset in the 2020 election was that he went to bat in trade negotiations for the American worker.
Extra Reading if you're interested: Thomas Edsall column, Nov. 2, 2022. Ties trade issue to current politics and rise of conservative populism.
27. Policy paper due. Thursday, Nov. 2. There will be a generous extension policy for those who are working on college Apps last minute.