Posts by David Callahan

The owners of capital have had a great run over the past few decades. They've made a killing by exploiting an open global trading system, an abundance of cheap labor, and technological advances....
May 15, 2014 | David Callahan
America's oil and natural gas boom may be bad news for the climate, but it should be good news for state treasuries.
May 14, 2014 | David Callahan
I've written a few times in recent months about the breakdown of traditional employment relationships. Organizations of all kinds—mainly in the private sector, but also universities and other...
May 13, 2014 | David Callahan
Nate Silver takes an interesting look today at how U.S. politics is starting to revolve more around a clash between the ideas of fairness and equality on one side, and freedom and...
May 12, 2014 | David Callahan
David Tepper topped the list of best paid hedge managers for last year, pulling in $3.5 billion. That's an astonishing amount of money for one person to make in a single year -- and is larger than...
May 9, 2014 | David Callahan
Globalization has kept labor unions on the defensive for nearly forty years now. While workers are pretty much stuck where they live, corporations are able to move production around to find the...
May 8, 2014 | David Callahan
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley are two of the most admired progressives in politics right now. But there's a big difference between these leaders: One has lots of...
May 7, 2014 | David Callahan
Henry Ford famously shocked the nation in 1914 when he announced that he was doubling the wages of Ford's workers to $5 an hour. Ford's logic was that better paid American workers would become bigger...
May 6, 2014 | David Callahan