Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Union decline lowers wages of nonunion workers

In the debates over the causes of wage stagnation, the decline in union power has not received nearly as much attention as globalization, technological change, and the slowdown in Americans’ … Continue reading

Thursday, 1 September 2016 · Leave a comment

The Economic Rationale for International Labor Rights

Most of workers’ and human rights violations persist in the global South. Therefore, the debate about international workers’ rights revolves primarily around enforcing social standards in developing countries. As countries … Continue reading

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Union power and inequality

Inequality in advanced economies has risen considerably since the 1980s, largely driven by the increase of top earners’ income shares. This column revisits the drivers of inequality, emphasising the role … Continue reading

Monday, 26 October 2015 · Leave a comment