His research has the aim, does right to work benefit a state. I looked through his research, but his findings do not support his conclusion. He show growth rates, and state there is no correlation. However, there certainly is. Of the 20 states with lowest growth, only 5 are right to work. Among the top 10, 5 are right to work. If he actually computed the data and adjusted for population, he would find a correlation. But he never did.
Then he starts talking about Oklahoma, but that is only one state. I skipped that part.
Then he starts talking about manufacturing losses, but doesn't include all states in America. If he did, he would have seen this. If you know which states are right to work, then you can see how bad it would look if he included all states.
He is like many famous "experts", both on the left and the right, a fraud. That is how you become famous as a scientist in America.Dr. Gordon Lafer has made an extensive study of right to work. He is one of the national experts on the subject. Last year I was fortunate enough to be in the audience in a special in service he gave for members and staff of the Michigan legislature. Here is his report.
A street light is a rule crafted out of safety. Property rights is crafted out of the natural order. Don't let that stop you though as it sure didn't stop marx from making an ass out of himself.
Last edited by Henrin; 06-12-12 at 06:58 PM.
In a capitalist society, or a society operating under any other economic scheme, we decide what rules to operate under. You can have property rights and capitalism just the same whether you have companies run by boards of directors that are exclusively elected by investors or that are exclusively elected by employees or a mix of the two. You can have property rights and capitalism just the same whether you tax investors at the same rates, lower rates, or higher rates than you tax workers. Etc. Of course society decides how to set those things. Who else would?
Mt. Rushmore: Three surveyors and some other guy.
Life goes on within you and without you. -Harrison
Hear the echoes of the centuries, Power isn't all that money buys. -Peart
After you learn quantum mechanics you're never really the same again. -Weinberg
And right now I am talking about household income. Median personal income is 26K. But somehow, earning 90K, and 120K with compensation is not rich? Please get in touch with real America.