Ann Markusen

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Union solidarity will prevail

Worker organizing has quickened. Prominent among the efforts are statewide teachers’ walkouts in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Arizona, the latter two right-to-work states.

Lessen stimulus confusion: Bring on the mezzo-economists

Anticipating their stimulus dollars, states find federal intent baffling. Are the funds just supposed to be spent as rapidly as possible? To restore holes in the social safety net or redistribute income?

Don’t waste public money on iffy business incentives

Few targets for the burgeoning stimulus package are as worthy as aid to state and local governments. Gaping revenue shortfalls are swelling the ranks of the unemployed and severely crimping public services, and they will only get worse.