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They’re Brilliant Economists — But How Much Do They Know About Business?

They’re Brilliant Economists — But How Much Do They Know About Business?

Good to see Greg Mankiw publicly expressing his opposition to the so-called "Employers Free Choice Act." In a recent blog post, the former Council of Economic Advisers' chairman raised two key flaws in the "card check" legislation: First, the act strengthens unions, which are essentially cartels that exert monopoly power. Second, the legislation would remove the ability of workers to…

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"Card Check" Bad for Small Business, Too

"Card Check" Bad for Small Business, Too

Proponents of the so-called "Employee Free Choice Act" (EFCA) have sworn that the bill's provisions – allowing unions to be formed when a majority of employees sign authorization cards (often in the presence of their coworkers and union organizers) and forcing employers and employees into mandatory binding arbitration – will not apply to America's small businesses. But here is what…

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Take a Memo, Congress: 86% of Voters Oppose Card Check

Take a Memo, Congress: 86% of Voters Oppose Card Check

While industry, Congress and the Obama Administration are rightfully focusing on economic recovery at this time, let's not forget about the specter of the so-called "Employee Free Choice Act" (EFCA). EFCA effectively eliminates private ballot elections for union representation by instituting a "card check" system whreeby a union would be allowed to organize if a majority of employees simply sign…

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