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Posts on 02/23/17

Trump`s Travel Ban: An Iranian-American`s Perspective

(A. J. Cave, USA, 02/23/17 2:09 pm) Since I am a hyphenated Iranian-American, a woman and a Democrat, I ought to write a few lines about what is called the "travel ban" or the "Muslim ban" by the mass media. I ...

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Union Excesses and CEO Pay

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 02/23/17 8:04 am) Timothy Ashby's post of February 23rd revealed some blatant excesses from trade unionism, but the excesses pale in comparison with what top corporate executives have achieved. In 2015, F ...

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Trade Unionism and the RSI Model

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 02/23/17 6:36 am) When commenting on Richard Hancock's excellent post of February 20th, John E asked for our thoughts on unionism. Well, I would like to present my ideas. Specifically, they are not mine but appea ...

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Workplace Theft, Then and Now

(John Heelan, UK, 02/23/17 6:02 am) JE asked on February 23rd, "With computerised inventories and constant surveillance, workplace theft isn't what it used to be. Or is it?" One story that comes to mind--again in ...

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Trade Unionism and the London Underground

(Timothy Ashby, South Africa, 02/23/17 5:52 am) The English (more accurately, British) disease is alive and well and still inflicting misery on commuters on the London Underground and on the rail services serving London. Underground and rail ...

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Trade Unionism and the Decline of British Manufacturing: Triumph Motorcycles

(Henry Levin, USA, 02/23/17 5:25 am) When a colleague and I were studying worker cooperatives in 1975, we went to England to visit the Triumph Motorcycle Works in Meriden (near Coventry). The big 750 cc bikes of the British manufacturer ...

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Posts on 02/22/17

Trade Unionism and the Decline of British Manufacturing

(John Heelan, UK, 02/22/17 2:56 pm) JE asked on 21 February, "Can we attribute the disappearance of manufacturing in the UK to the 'English Disease' [radical trade unionism]'? " In my view, Yes!   At that ti ...

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Jews in Iran; A Tribute to Ronald Hilton and WAIS

(Guity Nashat, USA, 02/22/17 4:51 am) I wonder if this article might be of interest to other members of WAIS. Read more

Saga of a Guatemalan Gardener; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 02/22/17 4:19 am) Gary Moore writes: Massoud Malek (February 21) is much to be admired for the help he has given to the Guatemalan immigrant who became his gardener. And obviously thi ...

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Registering Cars and Registering Guns; Intelius Background Checks

(Istvan Simon, USA, 02/22/17 4:07 am) I am afraid that I disagree with Robert Gibbs's opposition to gun registration (21 February). I see no reason why he cannot register his guns annually, and the cost could be quite modest. It could ...

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