Harold Meyerson writes a great Op-Ed in WP about the war against Labor since 1973. Wages use to keep pace with productivity gains and now big corporations keep it for their shareholders. He has references to other great articles on the decline of wages and the middle class in America.
- Real Wages Fail to Match Rise in Productivity by Greenhouse and Leonhardt in NYT
- Breaking The Chain: The Antitrust Case Against Wal-Mart by Lynn
These really were the good old days. And we can get back there using anti-trust law and supporting unions even in this age of globalization.