When Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker threatened the collective bargaining rights of Wisconsin’s public sector employees earlier this year, large scale protests assembled almost overnight as the eyes of the world descended on the Badger State. It was déjà vuin the Garden State last week, when the New Jersey State Senate approved a bill which would radically change the health care, pensions and bargaining rights of over 500,000 public sector employees. Just a decade ago, a move against pensions would be political suicide. So why are voters and lawmakers changing their state budget tactics now?
Roger Lowenstein tells the full story of the end of Wall Street as we knew it. In The End of Wall Street he weaves together a financial, economic, and sociological thriller. He explains the origins of the crisis and looks at the lessons that should be learned from the ...
We look into America’s pension and health care crisis, and what it will take for corporations and the government to make good on their promises to workers. Roger Lowenstein’s new book is While America Aged.
Event: Roger Lowenstein will be giving a talk and signing books Wed., ...
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