Inequality of wealth series takes a look at labor unions

In the continuing series by regarding the inequality of wealth (which is a must read, IMHO) today’s story deals with labor unions affect.

I thought this was a pertinent story because whenever we write stories about public salaries, the state budget, and other money related stories, labor unions is a recurring theme from reader comments.

(Yes, we reporters read your comments. A shocking admission, I’m sure.)

In addition, I have raised questions regarding public (which is often unionized) and private (declining unions) pay in this blog (here and here

So, I thought I would tack on this story as an addendum to the conversation, as well as an interesting read.

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Inequality of wealth explored in series of articles

Considering my earlier post regarding wages and questions of public v. private sector jobs, I thought an article (a series, in fact) over at offered some interesting insight into working, wages and money in America.

The series is looking at inequality of wealth and, as NY Times columnist Paul Krugman called it, the Great Divergence. I don’t want to go into much more detail on the articles as they speak for themselves, much better than I could for them. If you are interested, follow the link.

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