Increasingly Opulent Doublethink from the AFL-CIO

By March 12, 2008Labor Unions

Stewart Acuff, Organizing Director, AFL-CIO, and Sheldon Friedman, Research Coordinator, AFL-CIO Voice@Work Campaign, writing at The Huffington Post.

Extreme economic inequality sharpens perhaps the ultimate contradiction between capitalism and democracy. This can be seen in the corrosive influence of money in the nation’s politics, as corporations and the wealthy buy ever more influence with their increasing opulence.

From the Wall Street Journal’s “Washington Wire” blog:

The AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor union organization, will announce plans Wednesday for a $53 million effort to elect a Democrat to the White House.

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