For this weekend’s reading list we have articles on right-to-work for less laws, the benefits of regulations, the brutal crackdown on the democracy movement in Syria, how progressives can improve their use of social media, and the deleterious impact of the high proportion of low wage jobs in the US.
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Right-to-Work 101 – an explainer about how right-to-work for less laws, such as the one that was just passed in Indiana, hurt workers and the middle class, weaken our democracy, and do not lead to increased job creation.
Regulation, Employment, and the Economy – a study explaining how sensible regulations are critical to a well-functioning economy, and how the employment impacts of such regulations is generally quite low.
What’s Happening in Syria Now – a useful summary of the brutal crackdown that Bashar al-Assad’s government is carrying out against pro-democracy protestors in Hama and other parts of Syria.
Progressives Guide to Social Media – Part 1 of a great overview and how-to manual for progressives looking to use the world of social media to spread the progressive message. The author is expecting this to be a 9-part weekly series.
Low-Wage Lessons - a report documenting how nearly 25% of US workers are in “low-wage” jobs, the reasons why our rate of low-wage jobs is higher than that in other industrialized nations, and the impacts that such a large low-wage economy has on our society.