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Unions are Dead; Long Live Unions

September 23rd, 2022 | 5 min read

By Colin Redemer

Oren Cass’s book The Once and Future Worker is among the most important in living memory on the subject of labor from the conservative perspective. He instinctively gets that there is a pre-economic political relationship in which all economic activity takes place. Principally this means that whenever we meet in the marketplace, before any exchange takes place, the question of “justice” precedes the exchange.This is because we are rational and political animals and thus don’t meet one another in exchange the way we might a farm animal or an inert bit of metal.

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